Coleman is not the only name in camping lanterns—Kamplite, Nulite, Aladdin, Preway, Ash Flash, and Sunshine Safety are a few of the others—but Coleman is the big dog. Lead was used in making the fount, which is nickel-plated, and it still provides 300 candlepower of light. Coleman started selling a portable table lamp that would became a staple in rural homes, and five years later introduced a product that would help transform the company from a local concern into a national necessity. Originally lit via whale oil, traditional ship lanterns were designed to adorn different parts of the boat and both light it for the crew and send signals to oncoming boats. There is no air tube, either, which slightly reduced the weight.
Any help would be really cool. Strong would most certainly approve that his lantern ended up in the hands of a diehard. This lantern is special because it was used by Bud Michael when he was channeling Hiram Strong at an International Coleman Collectors Club Convention - hence the sticker and the sign. Brass Gas Valve Part Lantern Valve Gas Light Part. I dont know why it dosnt have any stamping on the chimney like my others ,but it has been modified sometime in its last 80 years. Click or on the book to the right to find out more about it and how to order. Thus, the fount is a lower-grade steel, which would become normal for Coleman lanterns in the ensuing decades.
Background According to the Coleman company, W. Coleman, however, was not happy with its product's size, and quickly went to redesigning it. Street Moves David Peyser Coleman Lanterns Campers Jacket Sz Large. Despite the setbacks, the lantern sold well - after all, a 300 candlepower portable lighting machine was enticing for many workers of the time. This forces fuel and fumes up into the lantern so that when a mixture of fumes and air come in contact with a special type of cloth called a mantle and that mantle is lit, it will glow. The biggest contributors to the nickel-plated brass lantern's excessive weight were its two-quart fuel capacity and enormous glass globe. It sports two chimneys and a mica globe.
This lantern was discontinued around 1919 or 1920. © 2012 Amandy Productions, Ltd. Stylish, unique, and just a tad unexpected, a vintage lantern takes the risk out of candle burning ah, yes, enter sigh of relief here! Hiram Strong's records indicate that 28,562 were shipped; this one is dated 1916. Easily create a with Website Toolbox. Coleman could see the light for the darkness. Buy, sell and value in over 150+ specialist categories.
The new 300 candlepower lantern provided working light in every direction for 100 yards and could light the far corners of a barn. A maintenance sticker is plastered to the side of the green-painted fount, presumably a replication. Originally sold in the early part of the 20th century to extend the work days of farmers, these gasoline-burning lanterns that were designed to bring light to rural communities were soon embraced by recreational campers. There is also a small slot underneath the globe rest where one could insert a match to light the lantern. Northern Pacific Railroad Quick-Lite This lantern is similar to the Quick-Lite made for the Forest Service. Search , , , , , , , , , , etc; to help you find more or less! It is a Quick-Lite lantern that has two mantles and a mica chimney and used to be nickel-plated, but a newbie took initiative to strip it down to its brass base.
The pump system was changed - an air tube was threaded from the base of the pump to the top of the fount so gas would not leak out in case of check valve failure. All other specs are identical to its forerunner, the 242A. This lantern was likely at one point in the hands of a military man. The pages contained here are intended for the use of amateur collectors and people interested in Coleman collecting, restoration and repair as a hobby. Search item s and collection s - over 250,000+ popular antique and collecting search. For lantern, stove and iron model year sequence records visit the official site of the International Coleman Collectors Club. The book is divided into six chapters.
Featuring a fun, ball-like silhouette and deep, bubble-licious hues, paper lanterns are nothing but sweet bliss when clustered over a crib or hung over a twin bed in lieu of a canopy. I would just like to know the guy who made a homemade frame rest for this lantern and why! Finally, stand back and admire your dreamscape! It is roughly the same lantern, but it shunned the wood handle as a fire hazard. Collecting Coleman items has become a rewarding experience for the young and young at heart. In my quick lite pile, I found this one and I'm having a hard time figuring out what model and approx year it is. Be sure to check your PayPal name and address is where you want the book order to be sent. Be sure to add it to the calendar too. To keep the look from straying into party territory, try arranging your paper lanterns in a tight cluster and using an array of colors and textures, like ribbed, ruffled, and pompom lanterns.
If anyone reading this has a quicklite frame rest that they can part with please let me know. . Search , , , , , , , , , , etc; to help you find more or less! The information in the book was garnered from the members of the International Coleman Collectors Club. Literally thousands of hours of research have gone into this publication. I think the one on the left is a 427 and the others are 327's Its easier dating 200a's thats for sure. It goes without saying to refrain from political posts, personal attacks and inflammatory posts.
It appears to be an L427 or similar model. This new light burned with a strong, steady white flame and was fuelled by gasoline. In direct correlation to this, the lantern was becoming less of an aesthetic treasure and more of a nuts-and-bolts essential think: railroad lantern. Please note, all postings are the personal opinions of the members posting, the owner, administrators and moderators of the forum do not warrant the accuracy of posted information or endorse the safety of such. Originally sold in the early part of the 20th century to extend the work days of farmers, these gasoline-burning lanterns that were designed to bring light to rural communities were soon embraced by recreational campers.