I just bought a Black & Edgington Tinker 2-man mountain tent.
And set it up in the backyard. It is amazing....from the reviews I read this tent was THE tent back in its day. And to this day would still stand beside some of the more modern tents (Eureka, North Face, Vango) and whip their asses.
It is made from Egyptian cotton and repels water amazingly....Mosquitoes also stay away form this fabric for some reason I'm not sure why. I sprayed the tent for a good 5 minutes with the hose and the water just beaded off it like little marbles rolling off a flat surface. I was very impressed.
I can't wait to use this in the winter time and go winter camping. The floor is rubber making this tent completely waterproof. The fly makes the tent very cool once on. You can tell the difference within seconds of putting it over the tent. The Tinker 2-man mountain tent I purchased is in PERFECT CONDITION only used a few times from the previous owner who purchased it new in the '60s.
I was wondering if anyone knew how much it would be worth today? My email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you know the answer.
I paid $50 Canadian for it from an old man in Edmonton, Alberta, who was sad to see it go but his wife wasn't going to go camping so he wanted to make sure it went to someone who could appreciate it and use it to its fullest potential. :) me !
I pretty sure I got a sweet deal out of it. I think i will store my Eureka and North Face tents and use the mountain tent all the time.
Price Paid: $50 Canadian