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Bumpkin 95
AB380FE7-D10A-471E-8577-55A0CF0A6857.jpeg  FFFF5909-628A-491F-A4ED-9E55876E7BCD.jpeg  F48041A7-B6D1-4755-A7DA-31E609D5DB81.jpeg  I was skimming on epray  and seen a title 70s camp lantern with wooden box! This normally wold not make me slow down but I seen it was nickel. And new that probably wasn’t right. I clicked and sure enough the pic of the bottom I could see all the patents but not being real clear I thought B but possibly D.I also noticed it had a reflector. Looking at the box I seen it had a drawer and it appeared to have some silk-lights and possibly the original paperwork. So i figured a nickel D would be my worst case and that ain’t to bad. When it arrived I Checked the count 0 and 7 so July 1940 B it was. I then went straight for the drawer all the original paperwork including the receipt 😆 2 wrenches, 2 packs of course weave silkys a used nickel generator, 3 books of Christmas matches from a Bank in Dallas. For me the drawer made my day! Thanks for looking
  • Lee
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10gage
Nice
James sizemore
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Bumpkin 95
95C8ADD2-976C-42E8-98E4-C71309022FCC.jpeg  0F3D0B74-17EB-4CB2-A281-0DFA34ACC293.jpeg  45664C81-E895-4CD1-807F-44B5447A40CC.jpeg  Hear is the drawer contents. Looks like he paid $5.30 for the lantern10/9/40. And .60 for some mantles I hope it was a multi pack of them for that lol
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REJ2
Mighty impressive! I like the homemade case also,  well thought out.
Bob    ICCC #1574
Never, ever, leave behind a $5 lamp
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Ridge Runner
Everything about that is awesome!! Cool lantern, cool case, papers, extra goodies = excellent score  😎👍🏻

— L.J.
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I love the smell of naphtha in the morning!
"Ain’t no need to watch where I’m goin’; just need to know where I’ve been" -Tow Mater

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Tgarner01
Awesome find! The B was just a bonus ðŸ˜ Not sure how I missed that one...
Toby Garner
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rob_pontius
You gambled and you won big. Congrats.
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25 502s
Nice roll of the dice!!  Looks like it was a dozen mantles for 60 cents 
Jason
not looking for any more Bday gpas. Honestly, if you have a 10-72 don’t let me know about it.
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mgmlvks
That is such a stunning find - Good Skim!

Can you get a better look at the name on the ticket?

Looks like Coldwell or Cauldwell, and address is Rosemont and Jefferson Streets
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Bumpkin 95
1EED4801-C999-4A25-BDC4-A1F29053F16E.jpeg  Hear is a better pic. I think it’s J.H. Coaldwell I think that is the streets as well the first one is hard to make out though 
  • Lee
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UncleFred
Bumpkin 95 wrote:
1EED4801-C999-4A25-BDC4-A1F29053F16E.jpeg  Hear is a better pic. I think it’s J.H. Coaldwell I think that is the streets as well the first one is hard to make out though 


Rosemont at Jefferson - This appears to be the location on GoogleMaps:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Jefferson+@+Rosemont+-+W+-+NS/@32.7455031,-96.8482342,245m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x864e9a3a9d0c1d47:0x9756144a34af0b28!2sJefferson+@+Rosemont+-+W+-+NS!8m2!3d32.745502!4d-96.847687!3m4!1s0x864e9a3a9d0c1d47:0x9756144a34af0b28!8m2!3d32.745502!4d-96.847687
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Wirefox
Super find especially with all the extras!
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Bumpkin 95
Thanks everybody. and That’s some good detective work UncleFred I was trying to hunt it down. I have Not  came up with anything for the name yet. Working on the hard wear store now.
  • Lee
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mgmlvks
This may be him - I'm looking for more info,, worked at a gas station, residence 107 S. Rosemont Av, Dallas, TX.  Suspect the Quickwash is where the gas station was back in the day!

JH Caldwell texas.jpg 

JH Caldwell texas 107 Rosemont.jpg 
JH Caldwell texas 107 Rosemont map.jpg 
Mike, ICCC member #1156, Slant Saver Group #011, 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0215, FAS #20 - Confusing Future Generations of Collectors One Lantern at a Time
"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present"
Francis Bacon
(and - for those who have asked - avatar from postcard and says "Coming Home by Rail".  https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4595/27430282209_39a564be00_z.jpg
 
 
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Flyboyfwa
That was a nice surprise! Nice lantern with a nice globe that survived too. The paperwork is interesting. In the electronic age it is neat to look at that old paperwork. 
Andy
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275 Appreciation Syndicate #1970
The Coleman Blues 243's #159

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Bumpkin 95
That’s awesome  Mike. The house definitely looks  the part. It’s really neat to see the house it may have been kept at. I always imagine how my lanterns were used in their previous life. But this one has me sitting here with a stupid grin because I don’t have to imagine much. And you guys are the greatest. 
  • Lee
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Ridge Runner
Looks like Mr. Caldwell dropped a good $100 at today’s value on his 1940 purchase. Imagine walking out of your local hardware store today, with a lantern that’s mostly brass, nickel-plated, heavy porcelain and real Pyrex glass. It would surely be well over $100.

— L.J.
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I love the smell of naphtha in the morning!
"Ain’t no need to watch where I’m goin’; just need to know where I’ve been" -Tow Mater

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Bumpkin 95
You are definitely right ridge runner. I paid $100 for a 285 about 6 years ago. I would say  J.H. Caldwell got the better product no contest.
  • Lee
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outlawmws
Great score!  Love finding history for things!

Can you post more pics of the box details?  
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mgmlvks
outlawmws wrote:
Great score!  Love finding history for things!

Can you post more pics of the box details?  


Oh yes - some details on the box would be greatly appreciated!
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"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present"
Francis Bacon
(and - for those who have asked - avatar from postcard and says "Coming Home by Rail".  https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4595/27430282209_39a564be00_z.jpg
 
 
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Banjoman
Darn good gamble there Kenny
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Banjoman
Man knowing the history is awesome and do will the “hiss” tory when it burns for ya
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Gasman64
Nice win, Lee! I like the old paperwork, too.
Also nice of Mike to provide some interesting history on the lantern's early home.
Steve
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GoCamping
Great instincts on a really nice lantern complete with accessories !
Chris

Looking for any Lantern dated "10-89" (B/D lantern for my Son)
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Bumpkin 95
outlawmws wrote:
Great score!  Love finding history for things!

Can you post more pics of the box details?  


I sure can I will do it this evening when I get home from work.
  • Lee
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Vintageish
Gotta applaud the box built to protect and store. 
A personal item for sure.

And the documented provenance of the lantern sure adds a lot.

Great acquisition.
Purty colors. Well , cept'n maybe that brown when it's on fire...
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MartyJ
Nice lantern + great box + accessories + PO history = YOU SUCK!!!!
love everything about this one.

also, I would like to see more photos of the box.  Love home made boxes.
Marty
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Bumpkin 95
Here are some better pictures of the box. It’s mostly 1/4” plywood with a pine frame and bottom all the screws are flat head which one thing that makes me think Mr Caldwell made it fairly early as Phillips head screws came out in 1936 and probably had not caught on fully yet. He did take the time to hide the screws in the front behind the door. And is over all still quite solid not loose in any joints. So pretty nice box overall really  FDAA2A1A-71F7-4EED-851B-C8ACD34AC4B0.jpeg  6040F506-8BEF-4665-B398-AB857139CBE9.jpeg  C03154D9-9FC8-4534-AA51-AC0147BC6412.jpeg  2E4459B6-2012-44D4-83E8-C2CC4BF13852.jpeg
  • Lee
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outlawmws
I'm surprised!  I was not expecting the side walls to be framed ply! 

I had anticipated the sides to be 1X's and the door and back to be ply.    This is much lighter!  This also explains the "Foot Runners" in the first pic in the original post.

Based on that thought I made this sketch for a "generic" box, (I'd need to sort out the actual dimensions depending on the particular lantern; or, I'm also wanting a case for my 519 Heater...)

As drawn, this would be an easy build.   Probably more hassle to make a drawer that didn't fall apart...

Note the "Legs" keep the door off the deck so its not scraping...

Lantern Box Sketch.jpg 
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FAS #001 Confusing Future Generations of Collectors, One Lantern at a Time!

“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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Ridge Runner
Yep, Mr. Caldwell was pretty handy and quite proud of his new B. He did a nice job on the case. Even filled (plugged?) the screw heads on the frame there.

— L.J.
Looking for 10/2015 & 1/2020 B-Day Lanterns
I love the smell of naphtha in the morning!
"Ain’t no need to watch where I’m goin’; just need to know where I’ve been" -Tow Mater

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Bumpkin 95
Yup outlaw you pretty well nailed the frame design. The bottom is your standard 1” pine board. It really seem to work out pretty well. And is definitely lighter than the one I made for my 285 a few years back it’s all 1” pine
  • Lee
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outlawmws
Yeah,  this one would be close to half that weight - only the top bottom and sides are 1"  But If I can get some 1/2" stock,  that would also be doable.  In theory ply could be used throughout, but I don't like ply for joints like that much.  its too hard not to have a void screw up a joint or an edge...
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FAS #001 Confusing Future Generations of Collectors, One Lantern at a Time!

“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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12057dave
Awesome score Lee. I love it when a person can track down the history of a Coleman product!! Especially that old. That is great!
Dave                                                       BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #1957
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Bumpkin 95
Yea it’s tuff to use ply with out  frame. some times it doesn’t hold a screw to well when they go in to the end between the layers. The 1/2” stuff I am sure would be sturdy enough to keep a keep a lantern safe though. 
  • Lee
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