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coleman54
Some examples of my Quick-Lite represented era. Click image for larger version - Name: B478EC9C-A534-4A36-9B31-ACE40B7153BA.jpeg, Views: 761, Size: 85.69 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 5B04F5AD-565D-45A2-9158-246EE8309A4B.jpeg, Views: 750, Size: 101.58 KB Click image for larger version - Name: F29C8CBE-E994-4F82-B6CC-C4BED96BDB24.jpeg, Views: 760, Size: 91.93 KB Click image for larger version - Name: E91F8979-DAA1-466C-A872-2945441B530E.jpeg, Views: 763, Size: 90.64 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 2E9BAF97-777A-42AA-BED6-877E0776A3E4.jpeg, Views: 767, Size: 117.88 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 271D1A97-759A-481F-AF9B-0402624F7327.jpeg, Views: 756, Size: 84.85 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 406AC45E-1557-403F-A54E-072F2232470A.jpeg, Views: 757, Size: 85.54 KB Click image for larger version - Name: A1AC97FD-1053-41AB-9D4A-A39944851479.jpeg, Views: 755, Size: 95.60 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 0FD49199-0F3D-4009-9065-C816FEA7CE21.jpeg, Views: 756, Size: 119.76 KB Click image for larger version - Name: CCB02202-F16E-4163-8E1A-4F4D1E4B13F5.jpeg, Views: 759, Size: 89.91 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 5782A04E-1ACC-446E-A284-62FC7EA194D7.jpeg, Views: 754, Size: 86.67 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 9C688EB8-F110-4882-B568-62493C10BDA9.jpeg, Views: 839, Size: 131.10 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 3EB6B949-2734-4DF9-9DC7-323CD22DE65B.jpeg, Views: 756, Size: 95.17 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 57A70316-92EC-4527-A304-A9CA4109CC20.jpeg, Views: 658, Size: 90.62 KB Click image for larger version - Name: E256DFB5-66D0-461A-9139-AF9D2CA1D97F.jpeg, Views: 653, Size: 90.13 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 3D098323-113B-4786-9D71-3BF0B9539E50.jpeg, Views: 656, Size: 90.49 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 82B2242E-D666-4F3C-9D0C-C3119605BEE0.jpeg, Views: 656, Size: 114.67 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 1B7E0FC4-0751-4058-B014-B2A33241E4FC.jpeg, Views: 651, Size: 86.74 KB Click image for larger version - Name: D78B826C-91A6-4FD1-A2BF-1810AC43FBB6.jpeg, Views: 651, Size: 117.65 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 1AA500AE-15C0-423C-8B4B-BC8D20951B3E.jpeg, Views: 657, Size: 100.56 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 8407D5B4-1A26-4DBD-BABE-C46A61698470.jpeg, Views: 656, Size: 112.16 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 3A2D0780-8BFE-4B77-9FA0-01E1E1421133.jpeg, Views: 658, Size: 93.74 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 479EF500-3390-4ECD-ACDD-E2FA7608EC9A.jpeg, Views: 654, Size: 95.60 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 7E1EB842-26CB-458C-B4E9-8163D3F32153.jpeg, Views: 659, Size: 110.37 KB Click image for larger version - Name: BE1492A7-4EDA-4500-8276-6E7E6ECF90ED.jpeg, Views: 657, Size: 95.82 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 4F9D40A6-13F9-4D68-8918-629C9C503686.jpeg, Views: 578, Size: 93.05 KB Click image for larger version - Name: C4AFAA77-C0B6-4B54-9C43-0B83370B0E0E.jpeg, Views: 589, Size: 86.89 KB
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 ICCC #1412

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Dan
Very nice Larry, will use this for reference for my collection.Thanks
Dan 
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Jbbh93
Excellent post for anyone needing a quick reference. Thank you for taking the time to put this together. This belongs in the archives for sure. 

Justin

"Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things"- George Carlin

Milspec syndicate #0824
Coleman Blues #824
Slant Savers #9
ICCC #1568

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Dmacp
thanks Larry
Looks like you've got them all.
Those solid pump knobs look like they were drilled to begin with then filled.
Dan
ICCC member #604
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SteveRetherford
very helpful pics to help us ID what we might have Larry . thanks !!!
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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Gand28
There is a history lesson right there! Thanks for sharing, Larry!
Greg -- Fiat Lux!
ICCC Member #1273
Seeker of Canadian Nickel!
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hikerduane
Here I thought I had all three types of pump knobs. Really cool collection. I need to check dates on my QL's.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves who's counting.
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Rubing
Great lineup Larry!
ICCC # 1402
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liteitup
Amazing collection Larry,

Your collection is more amazing when comparing the population size of Oklahoma vs. most states east of the Mississippi. They usually have at least twice the population so it theory there would be twice as many lanterns out east (twice as many people, twice as many lanterns). It would also mean less people less chance of finding lanterns in Oklahoma. I bet there aren't many that can match this collection, well done !!

Great photos too! Not easy to catch the details and lighting,
Lee
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REJ2
For those of you who never have met Larry, I can tell you firsthand, he is as great in person as his vast collection is online. He has always took the time to educate a rookie such as myself. Thank you Larry.
Bob    
Never, ever, leave behind a $5 lamp
MilSpecOps Syndicate #016
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0131
Coleman Blues 243 #86
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #047
ICCC #1574
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mikew
Stellar line up, Larry!!!  Great for referencing.
Mike
"... at evening time, it shall be light." Zechariah 14:7

Slant Saver #05; Milspec Ops 0045
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brucesheehe
WOW!!!!!
Bruce Sheehe
ICCC #889 - Connoisseur of Time, Friends, Leisure, & Coleman   Altoona, PA - The Mountain City - Near The Eastern USA Continental Divide
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BSAGuy
Wow, just wow!  Thanks for sharing your magnificent collection with us, Larry.  
- Courtenay
Be Prepared
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OkieRob
So this is why i can't find any cool lanterns.[depressed]
Never kick a cow patty on a sunny day
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MYN
OkieRob wrote:
So this is why i can't find any cool lanterns.[depressed]

Same feelings. I've never seen a real Quicklite in my life.
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coleman54
Thank you all, for the very nice comments.
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 ICCC #1412

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Jagref
Very informative nicely put together thanks for sharing.
James Jaggers
Louisville, Ky
ICCC #1774

If you light a lantern for another, it will also brighten your own way.

Nichiren

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adelcoro
Great info Larry
ICCC 957
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REJ2
liteitup wrote:


Your collection is more amazing when comparing the population size of Oklahoma vs. most states east of the Mississippi. They usually have at least twice the population so it theory there would be twice as many lanterns out east (twice as many people, twice as many lanterns). It would also mean less people less chance of finding lanterns in Oklahoma. I bet there aren't many that can match this collection, well done !!



I can grasp what your saying about population Lee, but I wonder if rural electrification or better yet, lack of rural electrification had more to do with where the concentration of these early lanterns ended up. I suspect the target population of the Coleman Co. back in the 20's were the rural farms and ranches. I don't really know its just a thought.
Bob    
Never, ever, leave behind a $5 lamp
MilSpecOps Syndicate #016
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0131
Coleman Blues 243 #86
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #047
ICCC #1574
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Scouterjan
A superb collection of early Coleman's. It helps me ID a few that I need..many thanks for sharing
Jan
"ebgone bahwagh agi" Harvest Gatherer

Mitakiuye Oyasin " All My Relations"
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CaptainFantastic
Great post, thanks for all the work and info, it will be very useful.
Now I have to confess, I think QL's are the best Coleman lanterns. There I said it.
Ian - Looking for these dates 7/82, 7/92, 8/93, 9/03, 11/05, 5/17
ICCC #1480 | ICCC co-webmaster

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KSC
What a great collection!  Thanks for taking the time to post the pictures to show all the differences.  This is a great resource that will help someone know what they have or want.  I will take some time to study it closely although I only have two Quick Lite lanterns.
Keith
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25 502s
Awesome!! If it wasn’t reserved for amazing new finds I would say you suck!! I can’t wait until I have just one of those nice examples in my collection. Thanks for posting them.
Jason
not looking for any more Bday gpas. Honestly, if you have a 10-72 don’t let me know about it.
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0214
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holliswood
Great post, information, and history of these!! Hope one day to add one or more of these to my collection. The early lanterns are just in a whole different area code than the rest. Beautiful lanterns for a beautiful era of history.
Spending more $$ on GPA’s than my meds
snipesfred on Insta
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coleman54
Thank you all, for the very nice comments.
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 ICCC #1412

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scl
fine examples.
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steve p
Thank you for posting your collection. Great to have these pictures to compare to what I have.

Steve

 We,re chained to the world and we all gotta pull.
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Akeepsake
Nice Lineup Larry and great info !
Andrew Keep
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AussiePete
Wow ....... stunning line up and a real pleasure to look at.
Toowoomba Queensland Australia
Mil-SpecOps #1970
Coleman Slant Saver #51
ICCC Member #1826
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coleman54
Thank you all, for the very nice comments!
I have added a few more images since the original post.
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 ICCC #1412

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adkbill
REJ2 wrote:


I can grasp what your saying about population Lee, but I wonder if rural electrification or better yet, lack of rural electrification had more to do with where the concentration of these early lanterns ended up. I suspect the target population of the Coleman Co. back in the 20's were the rural farms and ranches. I don't really know its just a thought.


Bud Michael and I had a similar discussion when he was describing how many really nice old lanterns he found on a trip to the Dakotas.
Bill H ICCC #1017
Sears Collectors Club #5
G-mod Syndicate #002
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #023
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coleman54
adkbill wrote:


Bud Michael and I had a similar discussion when he was describing how many really nice old lanterns he found on a trip to the Dakotas.



If you ever questioned why some towns or cities may sometimes be more difficult to find Coleman lamps,lanterns,stoves, and even other brands too? As compared to more rural and remote areas of the country?Yes electricity and piped gas were certainly more readily available in an earlier time frame than the more rural and remote areas. There is another contributing factor to consider here , including restrictions against these Gasoline Pressure Appliances. I have seen articles dating from 1901-1922 showing these violations with penalties such as fines up to $100 or not over 60 days imprisonment for even lighting or using one in town.

Some insurers required permits at an increased premium price to use approved gasoline lighting , not including hand or portable lamps.
September 9, 1919 Coleman attained approval listing by the National Board of Fire Underwriters, covered by their report G-479 for their line of Gasoline and Kerosene portable lamps, wall lamps, and lanterns.
More than two years later in 1922 Coleman jobber advertising states their lamps and lanterns were the first to be accepted by the National Board of Underwriters and the Only One.
Later Coleman attained an approved listing for their Air O Gas stoves in the 1920s with the now known as Underwriters Laboratories under File G-547. Some Coleman advertising acknowledges a "B" mark as an identification as being listed, other advertising shows that Coleman Safety ranges are listed in the latter 1930s.
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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 ICCC #1412

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Newlondon695
Very nice presentation
George
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coleman54
Thank you, for all the nice comments.
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 ICCC #1412

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Mike DeHart
Is there a proper orientation for assembling the fuel cap, valve, and burner frame?

I have a 327 dated 1925, no pump, only a fuel cap.  From the pics above it looks like they mostly have the fuel cap at 3:00, the valve at 9:00, and the burner frame facing 7:30 as viewed from above.  But burner frames are in other positions also.  The 7:30 frames are facing a trap door match hole in the underside of the bottom plate.  I don't have the match hole.  Mine should have a mica chimney with a door.  Should mine be clocked this way or some other way?  Or does it not really matter?

Also, does the bail center around the valve when down?  That seems to make sense.
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coleman54
Hi Mike, that is a good question with many different answers depending on components, time frame , torque used in original assembly , and assemblers preference.
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 ICCC #1412

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Grandpa
Very nice ! You really do have them all 😀
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coleman54
Thank you for the very nice comments!
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 ICCC #1412

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lundmonkey
Hey Larry - I have several Model 275''s & 275A's that I would be willing to offer for an even trade!!
[sFun_mischieviousbig] [sSig_heeheehee]

A great collection there my friend!  Thank you for sharing!!
Ed Toner - GA
ICCC #917
  • "We own nothing in this life.  We simply assume possession for an unspecified period of time."
  • "I've never been this old before, and I'll never be this young again."
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ctp51
Very Impressive
and sweet.
Tommy P.M. ICCC #1250 With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph -- so help us God.   
FDR Dec.8th 1941
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Gasman64
Larry, what a fine collection, both of lanterns and very helpful pictures; thank you!  Do pardon me for failing to post earlier in this thread-apparently one of those things I intended to do, and didn't.
[Smilie5][Picssign]
Steve    ICCC #1012
        
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tidwell_blake
Very nice collection. I've since bought allot more. But had to get all mine out awhile back and inventory. I've got to go thru and finish allot of them and get them running. But it's hard not to hoard these lanterns. There getting harder and harder to find. I think I've added a couple more air-os and 427's and a 327 since then. Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_1056.jpg, Views: 256, Size: 89.59 KB
Blake Tidwell, Arab Alabama.
ICCC member #1512
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coleman54
Some new historical additions to my collection. 

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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 ICCC #1412

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Gand28
Really cool collection, Larry!
Greg -- Fiat Lux!
ICCC Member #1273
Seeker of Canadian Nickel!
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AussiePete
Awesome collection, thanks for sharing.
Toowoomba Queensland Australia
Mil-SpecOps #1970
Coleman Slant Saver #51
ICCC Member #1826
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Legs
Very nice finds there...!

Let it burn....        
Don... Oregon
USA 236 Syndicate #003  Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0126  The Coleman Blue's 243's #097
Coleman Slant Saver 007  ICC #1438   NRA #147137741
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coleman54
Thank You All, for the very nice comments. 
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 ICCC #1412

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Kirk T
Great Lanterns and excellent reference information! Thank you, Larry, for taking the time to put this together!
 

I've done so much, for so long, with so little, I can now do almost anything with nothing at all.

"In God We Trust" 

ICCC #1652   Coleman Slant Saver #21    
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