200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

holliswood
Had the pleasure to meet up with adkbill last week and pick up this nice Air-O. It’s the first of these in my collection and I’m loving it! The simplicity in all aspects of these is amazing and this one throws out some serious CP. Has to be one of the quietest lanterns I have. 

My gameplan is to get a mica chimney for it later this year. I like the R55 generator on it but I might get a Q99 for it as well. Maybe I’m in the minority on this but I feel like I have more control on startup with the Q99 than the R55. I also can’t hear the spitting from the R55 as well as I can the Q99 before preheat. Anyway, these early lanterns never cease to amaze me.
-Fred

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Donhotrod
 Very nice! Congratulations! I don’t have one yet either. I hope my first one is as nice as yours. Nice picture!
Donnie B
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Fj40z
Man that’s a nice one Fred! I love Air-O’s and QL’s also, beautiful, simplistic, functionality at its finest. We need to do a light up/gathering soon.

Stephen

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Mister Wilson
Nice addition.  I have two and they’re my favorites.
John
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steve p
Very nice. These are my favorite lanterns. 
Steve

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salukispeed
How much different is the Air-o from a 327. I love my 327 and 427 But do not have an air-o
Bob
ICCC 1868
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Gavercronos
salukispeed wrote:
How much different is the Air-o from a 327. I love my 327 and 427 But do not have an air-o

The Air-O-Lantern QL -is- a 327. Earlier Air-Os, like the IL and the 319, are torch-lighting like an Arc. Clear as mud, right?
WillCat

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Tgarner01
salukispeed wrote:
How much different is the Air-o from a 327. I love my 327 and 427 But do not have an air-o

William pretty much summed it up... Bout like the differences from one 220 to the next.. very little but enough to change models ðŸ˜
Toby Garner
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Chucker

Great light you have there!


I now take one Air-O camping every trip. It's worth it to show how a 100 year old lantern still works and we can fix something that came to us not working. We don't have to throw away everything once it stops working is a lesson I would like our kids and our nephews and nieces to learn.  


Chuck
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MrAlexxx
Air-O's are pretty cool. You got a nice one.

Alex
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coleman54

Gavercronos wrote:

The Air-O-Lantern QL -is- a 327. Earlier Air-Os, like the IL and the 319, are torch-lighting like an Arc. Clear as mud, right?

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“Air O Lite Lantern” was a brand designation distinguishing it as the outside arc ”Lamp” in the beginning. 

no. 316 number that is the identification of the glass bowl type globe. 

The earliest 316 arc did not have the stamped Coleman frame rest, it had a single row of larger holes. 

“Air O Lantern” was an early brand designation identifying the smaller line of lanterns beginning with the :

no. 319 number which is actually an identification of the globe size 5 5/8” X 4 1/2” also being of a mica type. 

The earliest no.319 did not have the familiar stamped Air O Lantern collar. It had the single row of larger holes. 

no. 323 number also identifies the size (in the beginning dimensions 5” x 5”), and being of mica type. After September 1918 the size was changed to “5 1/4” H  X 5” W. 

no. 327 number identifies the size (5” X 5” in the beginning) and large reflector w/swinging match lite window. After September 1918 with a new Coleman numbering system the ”QL 327“ became  “LQ 327”,
the reflector changed to a narrower type w/swinging match lite window and size was changed to 
5 1/4” H X 5” W,  eliminating the need for tabs on the vent, it seems to have taken a while (several months into 1919) to disperse the shorter mica and tab vents. 
Beginning in the fall 1924  no. 327 mica changed design again to a sliding (up and down) match lite door. 

Larry

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holliswood

@Fj40z
Thanks for the compliment 👍🏻 Whenever someone lines it up I’m down for a light up and a gathering anytime. I’m not sure who is lining it up lol! 


Thanks to everyone else for the compliments and added information that I was unaware of. 

-Fred

ICCC Member #1871
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Perfection Heater Collectors #2 
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Gasman64
Looks really nice, Fred, good that you got one.  Seems really bright...
None here yet, but I don't care.
Steve
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holliswood

Gasman64 wrote:
Looks really nice, Fred, good that you got one.  Seems really bright...
None here yet, but I don't care.


Thank you for the compliment Steve. 
Hope you get one eventually 👍🏻👍🏻

-Fred

ICCC Member #1871
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Perfection Heater Collectors #2 
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Fj40z
holliswood wrote:

@Fj40z
Thanks for the compliment 👍🏻 Whenever someone lines it up I’m down for a light up and a gathering anytime. I’m not sure who is lining it up lol! 


Thanks to everyone else for the compliments and added information that I was unaware of. 



That would be me that’s supposed to be lining the gathering up. Dragging my feet and procrastinating in typical Fashion LOL. I’ll post something up about it later this evening.

Stephen

Quicklite Crew #3
Coleman Slant Saver #55
The Coleman Blue’s 243’s #157
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