200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Taku
Thought I would share pictures of this lantern before I tore it down for cleaning. It appears to be something of a hybrid...

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The frame has a lighting door and an interesting wire pull - presumably to ease the process of working the tip cleaner on the generator that was used to replace the original non adjustable generator. The wire pull looks to have been manufactured - perhaps an after market item.

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The next picture shows the fiber valve wheel and round filler cap. Pic 3.jpg 

The ventilator nut is closed, and there are no markings on the vent.  The tabs have been carefully pinched back, presumably to help accommodate the addition of a Pyrex globe later in its life.

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The mixing chamber and air tube have no markings whatsoever (something may show up during cleaning, but I doubt it).

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And the collar is marked...

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It appears to be a very early production run of the QL, but shares many of the parts/characteristics of the earlier NL.

Some of you more expert members, please chime in if you can add any information...

Thanks.

Don
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Tgarner01
Looks like a nice early air o lantern for sure. Never seen someone use a wire like that for the tip cleaner... Not sure how well it would work unless you went straight up and down with it? Nice find ðŸ‘
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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74HARLEY
Neat lantern, really good to hear from you Don!
Joe
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Gasman64
Interesting, Don; that's not the first I've seen with one of those tip cleaner levers.
Looking forward to seeing what you do with it-and nice seeing another post from you!
Steve
ICCC #1012

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coleman54

Congratulations Don, your  Lantern is original to 1916-17 time frame ( not a hybrid) with exception of the Pyrex globe, R55 generator, and picker control rod. These QL actually began shipping from Coleman months before NL began, but they both share some of the same components of the IL that had been around for 13 months previous. 

You will probably find the burner tubes are longer than later models and the valve control may not have a stop so only open about one revolution to be safe while running. 

Should have 5”X 5” mica with attached reflector with swinging round match light window,
Q99 coil generator,
To be 100 %

For my runners I equip them the same as yours. 

Larry

Inquiring Minds Want To Know
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Perfection Collectors #3   ICCC #1412

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smallenginelover
Here is my Air-O-Lantern, it's not a great picture but it's what I have of it, I've got it taken apart currently for cleaning. You can see the mica, Q99, and mine doesn't have the rounded off fuel cap and valve wheel. Mine also has a closed ball nut.
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liteitup
Taku,

Congratulations on getting a lantern over 100 years old.
Larry's awesome at identifying earlier lanterns.
Lee
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Taku
Many thanks for the info Larry! Older than I thought.

Don
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Gunhippie
Very nice!

As Larry pointed out, it's first iteration Air-O-Lantern QL, in good shape and should clean up nicely.

Here's mine, same apprx. vintage, with Fred Miranda repro mica:

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Yours should come out at least as well.

If anything on yours is not original (other than globe and gen), it's the round filler plug. All I've seen had hexes.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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coleman54

Gunhippie wrote:
Very nice!

As Larry pointed out, it's first iteration Air-O-Lantern QL, in good shape and should clean up nicely.

Here's mine, same apprx. vintage, with Fred Miranda repro mica:

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Yours should come out at least as well.

If anything on yours is not original (other than globe and gen), it's the round filler plug. All I've seen had hexes.

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The round fuel/air filler plug is totally original for that first early era lantern, these were standard on IL,NL,QL lanterns and M,N,Q Lamps , they began to transition to hex style by late 1917 both shared the same Coleman part number (no. 64B). 

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Larry

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Coleman Slant Saver #01  Coleman Quick Lite Crew #01 Sears Collectors Club #16 
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Gunhippie
Thanks, Larry.

I guess that puts mine at the end of the flat-botton MC, lighting-hole frame range.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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coleman54
Gunhippie wrote:
Thanks, Larry.

I guess that puts mine at the end of the flat-botton MC, lighting-hole frame range.

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Timm,  I am pretty confident your hex is not original to your lantern, the hex that was on your lantern when you got it I pointed out to you then was not an early one. These were like vent nuts and mica , they very often  got changed out . 😁
Larry

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Coleman Slant Saver #01  Coleman Quick Lite Crew #01 Sears Collectors Club #16 
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Perfection Collectors #3   ICCC #1412

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Gunhippie
Cool. I've forgotten a lot of that early conversation as it was over three years ago and I struggle with what I had for breakfast today!

I'll put a round, vertically-knurled plug on my BOLO list.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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coleman54

Timm, here is an early hex but yours was probably round when new. 

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Larry

Inquiring Minds Want To Know
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Coleman Slant Saver #01  Coleman Quick Lite Crew #01 Sears Collectors Club #16 
Goldbond Collector #02  BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #003    Part Time Stovie  Frank Appreciation Syndicate #007
Perfection Collectors #3   ICCC #1412

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Pancholoco1911
Mine is earlier but still nice to have

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~Pancho~
Looking for B-Day lantern 9/83, 7/85

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Gunhippie
Larry--Do the plier knurlings make mine a hybrid?
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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coleman54
😂
Larry

Inquiring Minds Want To Know
MilSpecsOps  #1954  Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0124  The Coleman Blues 243's #77  
Coleman Slant Saver #01  Coleman Quick Lite Crew #01 Sears Collectors Club #16 
Goldbond Collector #02  BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #003    Part Time Stovie  Frank Appreciation Syndicate #007
Perfection Collectors #3   ICCC #1412

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Legs
Sweet Air -O's... Love 'em all...!  

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Let it burn....        
Don... Oregon
USA 236 Syndicate #003  Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0126  The Coleman Blue's 243's #097
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Scouterjan
Don what a great find and many thanks to Larry for his experience 
Jan


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