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bluesky0812
I have a Preway L44W.  Unfortunately I can't read the tag.  Can someone tell me whats on the collar tag or shoot a pic of it.  I am assuming it was made for Montgomery Wards and hoping the tag will confirm it.  The only thing I can read on this one this one is the model number even with my new glasses.

Thanks in advance
Marty
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Bigscotty57
did you post a picture Blue?
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bluesky0812
No big.  Didn't see how a blank tag with l44w would help.
Marty
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rob_pontius
What would help would be a picture of the entire lantern. Lots of guys here will know exactly what it is and who it was made for by looking at key features such as color and frame rest styles.
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bluesky0812
Didn't think about using that site for research until this morning.  Found it...
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Marty
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bluesky0812
A little more from an old post back in 2015 about dating

#12
Looking at the vent on the Preway and with the fuel cap and air pump being separate makes me think more of an L-14A. That vent was more prevalent on the L-14 and went to wider vents with the L-44 & L-47.

As for dates, the L-14 was late '33 to '34, the L-14A was 1935, the L-44 was 1936 and the L-47 was 1937 until late '41, perhaps early '42 being as PW was converting to wartime production. No lanterns made after WW2.

Your Turner appears in my '35 catalogue.

Joe Pagan
Marty
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Dmacp
your picture seems to show an L47 frame.  The L-47 had the big steel straps that went across the burner tray bottom, then up through the vent. The L44 didn't have them.
Joe_P is still with us and recently finished a nice L13.
Dan
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bluesky0812
Dan, 
You are correct.  But i was looking for what was printed on the tag. 

Based on the 14a tag:
s-l1600.jpg 
And the l47w tag:

s-l400 (1).jpg 

 I feel fairly confident based on the two tags, that the oblong l44w tag would be essentially the same.  

The picture used was for demonstrative purposes should others be interested in what is printed on it.  

  • Regarding the reference to Joe it is simply proper to cite the source when using someone's work. 
  • Both photos  are from that e site.
Marty
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Chucker
Yup, Joe P is the PW's go to guy. 
Chuck
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Dmacp
My L44 is a Preway
it says:
PREWAY JUNIOR
MODEL L44P
PRENTISS WABERS
PROD CO
WISCONSON RAPIDS  WIS
Dan
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Dmacp
each vendor had a different shape tag. Sears was a diamond shape.
the original Preway numbers (L14P, L14S, L14W)  were discontinued at some point, at least Sears did.  
The tags are lead. Keep the citric away from them!
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