200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Hello everyone! My name is Rich. I'm 40 years old and I'm originally from upstate New York. My Dad took me camping and fishing a lot when I was young and I remember all the quality Coleman gear he had. I go camping with my friends every year and recently finances allowed me to invest in my own camping gear for the first time.

I was in a Coleman outlet and saw one of their new kerosene lanterns and liked the idea of a lantern using old school gas instead of propane or batteries. So I started reading about lanterns, learned the inspiring history of Coleman, and decided I had to have an authentic, old school dual-mantle lantern.

So I got a tested 220K for $57 including shipping on eBay, watched a YouTube video about how to clean it, got some mantles and some Coleman Fuel, and first try? Didn't light. But I persisted, and with the help of this forum, I figured out that I had bent the tiny piece of metal at the top of the generator, bent it back into shape, and I got it working! At first one mantle was brighter than the other, but then I remembered to try using the cleaning lever, and when both mantles lit up super bright for the first time, I was so excited! It was a really rewarding moment.

So thanks for this great forum. Browsing around the last week has really helped me develop my understanding of how these things work, which I think was important for me to master lighting this thing all on my own without any one-on-one help. 🙂
Welcome to the forum Rich, from SW Missouri. Glad you got your K up and running good! Now if you can just master posting pictures via the forum ðŸ˜
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
Welcome to CCF. Wonderful people here with a lot of knowledge about Coleman. U will hear this quite often " build a lot of shelves " as you will need them for your collection.
Looking for birthday model 10-54. Not any more!
great to have you.
Well done, Rich.  Welcome from NC.  Great to have you here on the CCF.
- Courtenay
Be Prepared
Ridge Runner
Hi Rich! Welcome aboard, from western Massachusetts. The Ks are great runners, you’ll enjoy it. Now you need a nice little red one to go with it.  😉

— 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

Welcome from Wyoming. Lots of smart guys here willing to help. Nice that you worked through your lantern by reading old posts.
Kind of like finding the answer to a math problem in the back of the book.
Everyone likes the dog catcher...until they catch your dog.
steve p
Welcome from Illinois.  Lots of great people here that are always ready to answer  questions.

 We,re chained to the world and we all gotta pull.
                                                                 Tom Waits
Welcome to the forum.


Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?

I've missed you!  But I'm reloading.
Welcome To the forum from Queensland Australia.
I’m looking forward to your future posts.
Toowoomba Queensland Australia
Mil-SpecOps #1970
Coleman Slant Saver #51
ICCC Member #1826
Welcome from Southern Arizona 
Owner of Copper State Diesel And Automotive. See my facebook page.

Lanterns are like tools. 
You can not have too many unless your wife says so!!

Gas is what you use for washing parts diesel is for making power!

Coleman blues 243 #147
Coleman 275 appreciation #74
Milspec syndicate #39

Looking for any lanterns or stoves dated 5/63 or 1/72
Hot Diggity
Welcome aboard from the Tar Heel State.
Chuck, 3/61, ICCC 1689
Milspec Syndicate #510
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0510
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #12
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #510
Coleman Slant Saver #510
Frank Appreciation Syndicate Member #2
Tinker, Toy maker, Trash picker, Wickie, Lamp loon
Welcome Rich!
 Coleman gear of your youth exists still , and can still get the job done as well as ever.
Some of mine reminds of pleasant outings of the past when using it. And some outings it was quite important to have top notch gear too.(!)

Purty colors. Well , cept'n maybe that brown when it's on fire...
Welcome to the forum from Colorado! And . . . congratulations on getting your old-school lantern to work properly.
"Don't let the weather run your life" - Steve
The Coleman Blues - #95
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The second picture was before I used the cleaning lever, when one mantle was burning brighter than the other one. The last pic is after I used the lever and got both mantles burning bright. 🙂
Welcome to the forum... Boy you messed up now, there's no turning back.
Mel Taylor
President of the International Coleman Collectors Club 
2016 ICCC Convention Host

NICE WORK!  Welcome from Leavenworth, KS!
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
Job well done Rich! Welcome from Washington! Now you can start looking on Craigslist, offer up, yard sales, estate sales, antique shops etc. The madness has begun! 
looking for 200a 11-56,9-77,2-65 Coleman 275 appreciation syndicate member #0004 ICCC #1262
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #19
Frank appreciation syndicate member #9
Welcome from Saskatchewan!
ISO 6-56, 7-88, and 2-91.  Found a 1-91, it may be as close as I get.
Thank you to all servicemen and servicewomen, past and present.
My curious nature has gotten me into more trouble...
Canadian Blues Syndicate number 60!
Welcome from Chicago. That's a nice looking 220K.
"If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts,
also happens to the man. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the sons of the Earth.” - Chief Seattle

ICCC # 1726  -  Bernz0matiC Appreciation Club #057
Perfection Heater Collectors #6
Psst! Rich, well done on the lantern but now you need a stove. Oh yeah build some shelves. Make room in the garage.... welcome from an ex NYer soon to be ex Californian.

Mil-SpecOps #0219
Stovie and Damn proud of it

how long does one have to be dead before it’s considered archeology  and not grave robbery?

[welcome], Rich, from Pennsylvania! That "K" looks really good, quite nice and bright.
ICCC #1012

Nice job getting it up and running bright!  And it looks to be in real nice condition as well.  Welcome to the forum, Rich.
Hello Rich and welcome to the forum from Ohio. That’s a real nice 220 for sure. You’ve come to the right place for information and help. I suggest also going through past posts and looking at these guys collections. One word. Incredible!! And four words. You will be amazed!!

Dave                                                       BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #1957

Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0678

Welcome to the forum from down in Maryland. 
Richard (KC native and KU Alumni living in Maryland)
Rock Chalk, Jayhawk. Go KU!
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #1983.  Coleman Quick-lite Crew #36.
Mil Spec Syndicate #1983
Eagle Scout Class of '83
Another welcome and well done from NC.  All of us here have felt that satisfaction of getting the first one running. I see a hole in a mantle in one of your pics, be careful running the lantern with that holey mantle.  The hole will act like a flame jet and will super heat whatever it’s pointed at.  If it points at the glass it may break it, if it points at the gen tube it may warp it or worst case burn a hole in it and then you got a problem.
Rob in NC
MilSpecOps Syndicate #1962
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #1962

Sometimes we are the windshield, Sometimes we are the bug...
Another welcome for Eastern North Carolina! 
Well, it sounds like you've been bit pretty hard. 
You might as well start building shelves right now for all the lanterns you'll be getting in the future.
Welcome to the obsession!
Dubblbubbl wrote:
Another welcome and well done from NC.  All of us here have felt that satisfaction of getting the first one running. I see a hole in a mantle in one of your pics, be careful running the lantern with that holey mantle.  The hole will act like a flame jet and will super heat whatever it’s pointed at.  If it points at the glass it may break it, if it points at the gen tube it may warp it or worst case burn a hole in it and then you got a problem.

Rob, I think I may have good instincts, this was going to be the topic of my second post (I was going to search for the topic first though)! Ok so there should be no holes in the mantles. Are there any methods for avoiding holes when pre-burning them?
Only recommendation would be to handle very carefully.  The new Coleman 21A mantles seem to be prone to holes, I have switched over to using the Peerless 2C-HG mantles sold from our sponsor, Old Coleman Parts.  I only use the Colemans if I’m doing a sacrificial burn where I know I’m going to be taking them off.  I have not really figured out how to keep the Colemans from holing, and I’ve noticed that once they’re burned in they are very fragile.  Older Silklites, when you can find them, are very good, but they don’t make them anymore, I have a short supply of silkies that are just for lookin’ at.
Rob in NC
MilSpecOps Syndicate #1962
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #1962

Sometimes we are the windshield, Sometimes we are the bug...
Welcome to the Forum East Tennessee.

Welcome from SE CT! +1 on the mantle discussion. After burn in, try starting lantern with low pressure to get them to shape. Then you can get it up to pressure. 
I will agree that the newer mantles tend to get holes.
Where in NY? My dad grew up in Averill Park

MilspecOps #1272
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #1272
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #1272
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #7
ICCC #1789
Hello and welcome from NZ, that's a great looking lantern and you know it well now having got it sorted right.
As already suggested, get a Coleman stove to go with it and then bask in the admiration of your camping friends as they appreciate Coleman's timeless durability. 
And I'm betting that there'll be a conversion to Coleman amongst them, my 4x4ing mates thought I was mad.... but after only 1 year they've all nearly swapped over now🙂

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
Welcome Rich , I'm new here as well and the information and sharing of ideas and helpfulness from these people is unbelievable!  Your first purchase is a beauty!   I too want to know from where in NY you are from....I am in St.Lawrence county. Take their advice here. ....start building shelves...
What's the lowest you'll take for this lantern?                                                

          Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present.
I’ve yet to use new Coleman mantles and NOT get a hole in them. I did learn that burning a lantern with a hole in a mantle will crack the globe.  Not sure why but it will. 
Welcome from Georgia!!  Nice looking lantern.  It's always a happy time when they light and burn bright!!  Now you need a stove (or two) to go with!!!
Eric & Debbie & a Doxie named Lucy
Bernzomatic appreciation #1960
Welcome from NE Ohio!  You're in good company here on the forum as well as in your home state.  There are lots of great New York Coleman collectors whom I'm proud to call my friends. 
Bill Sheehy, aka Merlotrin P.M.      ICCC #1390      eBay handle: wtspe
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #24  /  Mil-Spec Ops, Bernz-o-Matic, and Sears Syndicates #58
Looking for birthday lanterns dated 4/33, 9/33 & 7/86


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