Camping trips were one of the highlights of my summer growing up. I loved the campfires, sleeping in a tent (I can still smell the wet canvas), fishing, hiking and those mysterious only-for-camping appliances my Dad used like the Coleman stove and lantern. The sight of watching him add white gas, pump pressure into the tank and finally light it was like magic. Of course, I wasn't allowed to handle them, especially those silk mantles in the lantern that disintegrated on touch.
I found these Coleman owners manuals in the cabinet I blogged about here.
The first up is for the Coleman 425D Camp Stove from 1965.
These instructions for the 220F & 228F lantern date from 1970.
These last instructions actually came with the Coleman oven that was one of my earliest garage sale finds. I've used it numerous times on my own family's camping trips. I've used it for making muffins and cinnamon rolls. The trick is to place the pan on the highest rack position and cover the top with aluminum foil. This dates from 1970 as well.