Dating old coleman lanterns

dating old coleman lanterns

How do you date a Coleman® Lamp or lantern?

Dating a Coleman® lamp, lantern or stove is usually very easy. Most Coleman® lamps and lanterns manufactured in the United States after 1925 or so have a manufacturing date stamped on them, and it is usually on the bottom or the side of the fount.

Are the Coleman lanterns in chronological order?

Web Note: The following information was provided by the ICCC Historian, Mr. Herb Ebendorf in his 1987 listing titled “The Coleman Lanterns in Chronological Order.” It is shown here with his permission and he would like to add that the listings are under continuous review. Fluorescent Battery lanterns have been omitted.

How do you date a Coleman stove?

Most Coleman® 2 and 3 burner stoves have manufacturing stamps on them starting in the early 1960s, while single burner stoves were dated from their introduction in the early 1940s. To date your US-made lamp, lantern burner or single-burner stove, first make sure the fuel cap is down tight and then turn it upside-down and look at the bottom. 1.

When did Coleman make the 220C Lantern?

Coleman stamped Model 220C on the lanterns they made from 1944 until 1947. This lantern, in John Stendahl’s collection, is dated October 1945. Model 220C has a yellow decal on the fount with lighting instructions. as did the predecessor 220BX/220C made during WWII.

Where do I find the manufacture date on my Coleman® Lamp?

Most Coleman® lamps and lanterns manufactured in the United States after 1925 or so have a manufacturing date stamped on them, and it is usually on the bottom or the side of the fount.

Where is the model number on a Coleman Lantern?

Where is the model number on a Coleman lantern? Most made after the mid-1920s have a manufacturing date stamped on them, usually on the bottom or the bottom edge of the fount (tank). To date your lantern, first make sure the fuel cap is down tight and then turn the lantern upside-down and look at the bottom of the fount.

How do you date a Coleman stove?

Most Coleman® 2 and 3 burner stoves have manufacturing stamps on them starting in the early 1960s, while single burner stoves were dated from their introduction in the early 1940s. To date your US-made lamp, lantern burner or single-burner stove, first make sure the fuel cap is down tight and then turn it upside-down and look at the bottom. 1.

Are the Coleman lanterns in chronological order?

Web Note: The following information was provided by the ICCC Historian, Mr. Herb Ebendorf in his 1987 listing titled “The Coleman Lanterns in Chronological Order.” It is shown here with his permission and he would like to add that the listings are under continuous review. Fluorescent Battery lanterns have been omitted.

Who invented the Coleman 220F Lantern?

A lit Coleman model 220F lantern Inventor William Coffin Coleman Inception 1914 Manufacturer Coleman Company Current supplier Coleman Company 1 more rows ...

What was the last model Coleman lantern made for Sears?

The last two lantern models that Coleman made for Sears were 72325 (left) and 72325-1 (right). These varied from concurrently produced Coleman 220 models by using the 275 founts and different collars. Model 72325, in Scott Wallis’ collection, is date stamped Feb. 1974, and 72325-1 is date stamped Mar. 1976.

When did the Coleman 220h come out?

This lantern, in Mike Strang’s collection, is dated January ’71. Coleman started making the 220H by June, 1972, as seen here.

Where are Coleman Model 249 lanterns made?

This lantern is in a Coleman collection near Sugarcreek, Ohio. The Wichita factory made Model 249 lanterns for fewer years, 1947-58, than the Toronto factory, 1938-1970. A kerosene fueled model, the earlier lanterns had a wide lipped preheater cup (right image) such as on this one dated February 1949.

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