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Ross226
Last Sunday I picked up a 220C, my first one and the first lantern I have acquired in over a year.  I have a couple of 220Es but thought I just had to have a C.  This one is marked B 46.  I assume the B stands for the second month of the year, ie February? 

The lantern cleaned up wonderfully, with no rust on the steel collar and some minor superficial rust on the burn cage came off 100% after a Evaporust soak.  The fount was dry and clean.  While the fount shows its age the vent looks factory new.  Nice green sun globe.  As a bonus the lantern came with a functioning generator - always a nice extra!  The generator is stamped "Coleman Made In Canada" which I assume would indicate it is many years old (anyone know when they stopped making the gens in Canada?).

So I fired it up last night and it has a beautiful soft, steady light to it.   It runs so quietly.  This one may fast become a favourite!

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Dubblbubbl
I believe during these years Coleman marked their stuff to indicate which half of the year an appliance was made.  ‘A’ indicates Jan-Jun and ‘B’ indicates Jul-Dec.  Nice looking 74 year old you got there.
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Ridge Runner
Congrats, Ross, your 220C looks very nice all cleaned up! Very cool that the vent is in wonderful condition as well. Does that happen to be an original globe as well? The A/B letter designation was for first-half/second-half of the year, so yours would be the latter-half of 1946.

My A-'47 has a unique sound that it subtlety gives off while running; kind of a periodic gurgling noise of sorts. Others have have described it as a slurping sound. It seems to be common to some of the B and C models.

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Ross226
Congrats, Ross, your 220C looks very nice all cleaned up! Very cool that the vent is in wonderful condition as well. Does that happen to be an original globe as well? The A/B letter designation was for first-half/second-half of the year, so yours would be the latter-half of 1946.

My A-'47 has a unique sound that it subtlety gives off while running; kind of a periodic gurgling noise of sorts. Others have have described it as a slurping sound. It seems to be common to some of the B and C models.


I believe the globe is original.  Very faint green rising sun.
Ross
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Ridge Runner
Nice!

— L.J.
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Tgarner01
Cleaned up great Ross! Well done ðŸ‘
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Barrett
Very nice.
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surffisher60
A fine addition to one's collection,  nice job.

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Sandman
nice......C’s are nice running/looking lanterns 

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Rubing
Hi Ross, what markings are on the collar? Just asking because I have some B-46 22X lanterns with painted founts that are actually early painted 22XD lanterns.
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Ross226
Rubing wrote:
Hi Ross, what markings are on the collar? Just asking because I have some B-46 22X lanterns with painted founts that are actually early painted 22XD lanterns.


The only marking is pictured below:  sorry it is sideways!  

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Ross226
Thanks for all the comments!
So I guess the search for a companion 228C now has to begin...
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1hpycmpr
That’s a good looking lantern!  Now you need to christen it with one of those bottles!  😄
Mark
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Gavercronos
Definitely some overlap between the C and D. There are B46 D's and B47 Cs. The difference is the pump. Cs have a screw cap, D's have a stamped cap. Some B46 lanterns have been found with the stamped cap but a C collar. I found a 228 like that once. 
All that aside, that's a nice one. Cs are kind of underappreciated since they don't have shiny nickel, but I love them.
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