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ecblanks
Picked up a Red Ted this weekend.  Interestingly, it is undated.  The aluminum collar just says  "Model 476.7020 Use Generator No. 7114" on the right side. On the left side it says the same thing but upside down.  No date on either side, nor on the bottom of the fount. 
Sorry for the bad pics I haven't cleaned it up yet, but there is not 11/65 or 67 as would be expected.
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Chucker
I'd guess you will have to use some 0000 steel wool and soap on the bottom to see it. 
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Are there any instances of Teds being dated on the bottom?  All my reading suggests they are only dated on the collar.
The bottom is fairly clean except some spotty surface rust poking through the tin.  I will hit this with some naval jelly (and of course dunk it), but it's not enough to hide a date.
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Chucker
Not 100% sure so - I may be wrong. 

IIRC, all my Sears have dating on the bottom so I figured the Sears Ted's do as well. 
Chuck
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GoCamping
Hello,  Red Ted seems to be date stamped (Mine - 11/67) on the collar.  My other Sears (Red and Blue) are dated at the bottom of fount.

Hope this helps
Chris

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MotorcycleDan
I just checked mine. It is dated on the collar. Nothing on the bottom. Yours could have just missed the dating step at the factory. I have a few other lanterns that do not have a date stamp on them. 
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ecblanks
Production months were 11/65 and 11/67. Model numbers are 476-7020 and 476.70200, respectively.  As far as I have read, they were always date stamped on the collar. Also most of them say Sears and Roebuck Co on them. Mine does neither.  I'm guessing it's an early "prototype". 
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For anyone who's curious, high res links of the smae phots are here:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/AarEZ5FjfDAUxt1P8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/d6en8HV2g3JdM2UL8

I hope to get it the rest of the way disassembled tonight and polish up the collar and get a better picture.
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Rfieldbuilds
Yes, 
Collar stamp of 65 or 67 only. Yours may be anomaly. 
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Good one!  Collar was either produced late on a friday or early on a monday...LOL!
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ecblanks
Just don't see how they got one side straight and the other side upside down.  I assume when these are printed/pressed they are still flat, so I'd think it's a stamp, slide to the side, stamp again. Also interesting that it doesn't say Sears anywhere on the collar.
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I’m looking forward to seeing that cleaned up and running Carlton. It should turn out to be “Splendid” 👍🏻
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ecblanks
I hope so.  It's in decent shape.  The frame uprights have some bends that need to be straightened, and the whole valve/burner assy is not plumb. Hopefuly the valve bung is not cracked. A few dings in the fount, but I think it'll clean up nicely . It's definitely a lot nicer than my other Red Ted (non existent).
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242burner
I have a couple 202's that have a different date on the font, than on the bottom.  Makes me think Specialty lanterns were hit or miss.  Also, the paint on the Sear's light blue lanterns I have was horrid.  You can't assume anything, the date could be on the inside-not kidding.
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Yours would be 11/65. 476.70200 is 67.
https://terry-marsh.com/coleman-us-lanterns-1961-1970/
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ecblanks
I agree it's likely a 11/65, but wouldn't be shocked if this one came out a month or two ahead given it's unique collar features, but we'll never know. Better pics of the collar.  The aluminum is a little pitted (if that's the word) and this is about as good as I could get it. If you have a technique for getting of that "background noise", please reply.
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I dont believe just because the base rest is double stamped makes it a rarity. We have found many that have been different on many models starting with the Air o Lanterns. Things slip through QA! People make mistakes. If the lantern had odd parts or features I could see it maybe being an prototype, but yours is no different than the rest besides the base rest.
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Colemannut wrote:
I dont believe just because the base rest is double stamped makes it a rarity. We have found many that have been different on many models starting with the Air o Lanterns. Things slip through QA! People make mistakes. If the lantern had odd parts or features I could see it maybe being an prototype, but yours is no different than the rest besides the base rest.

I'm not claiming anything of the sort. That's why i titled my thread a "curiosity". I'm more interested in understanding the possible reasons it was done.  I get that my Red Ted is not rare, but the collar sure is!
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ecblanks wrote:

I'm not claiming anything of the sort. That's why i titled my thread a "curiosity". I'm more interested in understanding the possible reasons it was done.  I get that my Red Ted is not rare, but the collar sure is!


The base rest was only double stamped! Like I mentioned before, it has happened many times and wont be the last. Not going to make your lantern worth anymore than it any other. Just saying. It probably doesn't say Sears Roebuck, because it didn't stamp it on the opposite side. They stamp these while flat then they are roll formed. Joe Smuckatelly messed up and probably wasn't his first or last.
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Colemannut wrote:


The base rest was only double stamped! Like I mentioned before, it has happened many times and wont be the last. Not going to make your lantern worth anymore than it any other. Just saying. It probably doesn't say Sears Roebuck, because it didn't stamp it on the opposite side. They stamp these while flat then they are roll formed. Joe Smuckatelly messed up and probably wasn't his first or last.

Thank you for your input on why you think this happened. That makes sense.  But I don't know why you keep implying that i'm trying to claim my lantern is worth any more than any others because of this.  Look through my posts, I'm not claiming anything of the sort, and I certainly didn't ask for any valuation because of it.  You guys are smarter than that.   It's a curiosity and nothing more.
That said, it can't be debated that the collar is rare, by definition of the word.  I've never seen it's like. 
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ecblanks wrote:

Thank you for your input on why you think this happened. That makes sense.  But I don't know why you keep implying that i'm trying to claim my lantern is worth any more than any others because of this.  Look through my posts, I'm not claiming anything of the sort, and I certainly didn't ask for any valuation because of it.  You guys are smarter than that.   It's a curiosity and nothing more.
That said, it can't be debated that the collar is rare, by definition of the word.  I've never seen it's like. 


Only because you keep using the word "RARE"! Which is commonly and overly used to up the value of anything. Just because one has not seen another does not make it rare by any means. Odd or uncommon is a better term for this occurrence. Stuff happens, it wasn't on purpose. Nice lantern by the way. Should fit nicely in your collection.
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Colemannut wrote:


Only because you keep using the word "RARE"! Which is commonly and overly used to up the value of anything. Just because one has not seen another does not make it rare by any means. Odd or uncommon is a better term for this occurrence. Stuff happens, it wasn't on purpose. Nice lantern by the way. Should fit nicely in your collection.

You said rare/rarity before I did. I was just clarifying the definition of the word in response. But whatever, I'm done. It's all good.  Light one up and have a nice day. 
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O.K. you guys.
Every one with a double stamped RED TED , please post 'em up.
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