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clifforddward
I've got a newbie question related to shades for a CQ type lamp...What is the "correct" ID of shades to go with the Q63 shade holder.  Looking in the ICCC book I can see an illustration showing this holder, but I can't see anywhere what the ID of the glass shade should be.  Looking online there seems to be a large variation of IDs from 2 1/2" up to 3 1/2"...I figure there is a slight acceptable range, but perhaps not this wide?

What was the typical ID of Coleman made shades for these lamps?
Cliff Ward
Cary, North Carolina
ICCC #1955
Wanted: USFS lanterns with embossed fount...complete lantern or just the fount.
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Hot Diggity
I looked at all my 306 style shades, which seem to be a basic shade for the CQ and lots of other lamps.  My oldest, that I can date from 1920 is right at 3.50"  Smallest is 3.35".  The diameter of the ring is 3.03" so you are correct in your assumption that a 2.5" shade wouldn't fit correctly.  
Chuck, 3/61, ICCC 1689
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Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0510
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clifforddward
Thank you!...exactly the information I am looking for...will make it much easier for me to shop for shades to go with the couple of Coleman lamps I want to obtain.

Plan to use as backup lamps during storms when the power goes out...the family has been complaining about low light levels of kero oil lamps...everyone claims it is hard to see the game pieces by oil lamp light...amazing how history repeats itself, right?
Cliff Ward
Cary, North Carolina
ICCC #1955
Wanted: USFS lanterns with embossed fount...complete lantern or just the fount.
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Hot Diggity
I do love all my old lamps, but if the power goes out I'm likely to go after the Leacock 107 and the Rayo.  Both are just super reliable, easy to operate and produce loads of light. 

The 107 got me thinking about your shade measurement concerns.  If you use a ring shade mount you only have to be concerned with the 10" base of the shade.  It gives a lot of stability to the shade as well.  The metal Toleware shade actually leaves the burner exposed above it. 

Nobody's going to complain about these two making too little light.

Leacock 107 on its hanging rod.Leacock 107SS with toleware shade
Chuck, 3/61, ICCC 1689
Milspec Syndicate #510
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0510
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #12
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #510
Coleman Slant Saver #510
Frank Appreciation Syndicate Member #2
Tinker, Toy maker, Trash picker, Wickie, Lamp loon
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flywheel73
I always bring a shade holder when I’m looking for shades, takes the guess work out.
If a little is good, more is better, too much is just right
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