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caupwhiting
I picked up an old incomplete lantern during a trip to Idaho last week.  COLEMAN LAMP CO, HITA KANS CO.  The WIC do not show up. 

As I was doing some rearranging in my shed the other day, I came across the 200A lantern.  It was put up sometime in 2004 and I haven't seen it since.  It belonged to my father.  I just dusted it off.  It looks like there is some rust, but it is just dirt.  I need to clean it up.  20200825_165730_01.jpg  20200825_165743_01.jpg  I'm hoping that someone can tell me when it was mace, or approximately.    20200825_165716_01.jpg  20200825_165801_01.jpg  20200825_165821_01.jpg  20200825_165830_01.jpg  20200825_165844_01.jpg  20200827_190455_01.jpg  20200827_190509_01.jpg  20200827_190530_01.jpg  20200827_190632_01.jpg  20200827_190753_01.jpg  20200827_190759_01.jpg  20200827_190759_01.jpg  20200827_190808_01.jpg  20200827_190853_01.jpg
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rob_pontius
That's a nice Christmas lantern. The date range on those were between 1-51 until 12-51. The actual date will be stamped into the bottom. I can't tell whether the valve wheel on the lamp is stamped with E or F. If it's an E, its from 1926. If it's an F, its from 1927. 
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Bumpkin 95
A 200a Christmas lantern is a very nice rediscovery. And that one looks to be in nice shape. 
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caupwhiting
rob_pontius wrote:
That's a nice Christmas lantern. The date range on those were between 1-51 until 12-51. The actual date will be stamped into the bottom. I can't tell whether the valve wheel on the lamp is stamped with E or F. If it's an E, its from 1926. If it's an F, its from 1927. 


Looked a little closer and it is an "F".  
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REJ2
If your gonna find a 200A it might as well be a Christmas! Highly desirable. The lack of a decal says August or before.
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Rubing
Very nice Christmas lantern find with the box and all!
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58idaho
Funny, I remember going to ZCMI at SLC as a kid. Very cool lantern Merry Christmas!!🎄
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Rfieldbuilds
Nice Christmas.  The CQ burner looks very simple and early to me, though Im sure a real la pie will be along soon to clarify.  I too remember going to a ZCMI store a time or two as a kid. Very neat scores! 
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caupwhiting
Thank you.  
REJ2 wrote:
If your gonna find a 200A it might as well be a Christmas! Highly desirable. The lack of a decal says August or before.


Thanks for the information
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gotac65
Beautiful lantern and box!!!
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caupwhiting
rob_pontius wrote:
That's a nice Christmas lantern. The date range on those were between 1-51 until 12-51. The actual date will be stamped into the bottom. I can't tell whether the valve wheel on the lamp is stamped with E or F. If it's an E, its from 1926. If it's an F, its from 1927. 


Thanks for the information.  
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Ridge Runner
I've stopped in here a few times now, and I still can't believe how nice the 200A is. Even better that it's your dad's! Congrats on your re-find  🙂

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Whitegas Extraordinaire
rob_pontius wrote:
That's a nice Christmas lantern. The date range on those were between 1-51 until 12-51. The actual date will be stamped into the bottom. I can't tell whether the valve wheel on the lamp is stamped with E or F. If it's an E, its from 1926. If it's an F, its from 1927. 


Rob this is an example of why dating by valve wheel isn’t necessarily accurate. That looks an early CQ fount with the hex pick up soldered on the bottom. I’d be looking at the air tube for patent date and handle length? Perhaps it’s Canadian?
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Whitegas Extraordinaire
caupwhiting wrote:
I picked up an old incomplete lantern during a trip to Idaho last week.  COLEMAN LAMP CO, HITA KANS CO.  The WIC do not show up. 

As I was doing some rearranging in my shed the other day, I came across the 200A lantern.  It was put up sometime in 2004 and I haven't seen it since.  It belonged to my father.  I just dusted it off.  It looks like there is some rust, but it is just dirt.  I need to clean it up.  I'm hoping that someone can tell me when it was mace, or approximately.                


How tall is the handle on your CQ lamp?

Is there a patent on the air tube?

If there is a patent on air tube is there mention of British patent below?

Can you post a close up of the valve from the side?

Thank  you
Kevin
I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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caupwhiting


How tall is the handle on your CQ lamp?

Is there a patent on the air tube?

If there is a patent on air tube is there mention of British patent below?

Can you post a close up of the valve from the side?

Thank  you
Kevin



I'm happy to answer your questions, but I'm not sure what the "handle" is.  Air tube?  I believe I know what the valve is and will check the lamp to see if there is anything stamped on it anywhere.  
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caupwhiting
I thought I would add  some photos of the lamp.  I checked for any stamping on everything you see in the photos, and could not find anything.  It is definitely an "F" on the end of the knob.   _DSC3439.jpg  _DSC3444.jpg  _DSC3448.jpg 
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Whitegas Extraordinaire

Any writing on back of AT?

Handle is the black piece below the valve that says Coleman?

Your valve is earlier than the valve stem and wheel I believe! 


Handle length and any writing on AT will help pinpoint dates

I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

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caupwhiting
No writing I can find.  I used my jewelers loupe to look for writing.  The only writing I can see is on what I think you are calling the handle.  See photos. _DSC3462_03.jpg  _DSC3461_021.jpg   
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caupwhiting
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caupwhiting
I've stopped in here a few times now, and I still can't believe how nice the 200A is. Even better that it's your dad's! Congrats on your re-find  🙂


Thanks.  I'm 66 now and have used Coleman lanterns and stoves most of my life.  We've traveled with truck and trailer for 35 years, and have always cooked outside with our Coleman stove.  I love to get up in the morning and cook the coffee on the stove.  Best coffee in the world.  
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Whitegas Extraordinaire

Please advise the length of the black handle. I'm betting it’s around 4-1/2” long.
I’m digging for one of the numerous links by @coleman54 he shows  the evolution of the Q burner assemblies Along with early Quick Light lamp features. I’ll Try to post that shortly!

I will say the following about the features of your burner?
No patent mark on air tube roughly predates 1919

Valve body roughly predates 1926

Square burner caps indicate early like The no patent feature

Valve stem/knob appears later than the air tube and burner caps.

I’d be curious Larry’s thoughts. I haven’t touched on the features of the mixing chamber.

That lamp appears to have parts roughly 100 years old.
Thank you
Kevin

I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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caupwhiting

Please advise the length of the black handle. I'm betting it’s around 4-1/2” long.
I’m digging for one of the numerous links by @coleman54 he shows  the evolution of the Q burner assemblies Along with early Quick Light lamp features. I’ll Try to post that shortly!

I will say the following about the features of your burner?
No patent mark on air tube roughly predates 1919

Valve body roughly predates 1926

Square burner caps indicate early like The no patent feature

Valve stem/knob appears later than the air tube and burner caps.

I’d be curious Larry’s thoughts. I haven’t touched on the features of the mixing chamber.

That lamp appears to have parts roughly 100 years old.
Thank you
Kevin

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caupwhiting
A couple more photos.  I had no idea what I was buying, except it was an old Coleman and I liked it _DSC3491.jpg  .  I bought it in an old junk/pawn sort of shop on the highway just outside of Salmon, Idaho.  _DSC3487.jpg _DSC3498_01.jpg 
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coleman54
As Keith mentioned, the fiber valve wheel stem with F stamp is a later replacement. If there is no patent stamp on the back of air tube, while having stamping on the handle then it is pre May 13 1919 although not much earlier. 
Larry

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caupwhiting
So it's a Mutt.  Thanks for the information.  What model would it be considered?
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caupwhiting
I appreciate all the comments and information you guys have provided.  Thanks.
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caupwhiting
And here's the 200A all cleaned up.   _DSC3480.jpg 
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coleman54
caupwhiting wrote:
So it's a Mutt.  Thanks for the information.  What model would it be considered?

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Not a mutt, it’s an early model CQ , just needs a little attention and a fiber valve wheel stem with no stamp at all preferably. 
Larry

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caupwhiting
I say it's a Mutt because it has a combination of parts.  That's all. 

How would I clean it up, and are parts available?

Thanks for your help.
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