Coleman 242s & related model



This is a Coleman Model 242 dated Feb.1933 and is quoted from Terry Marsh's collection with his permission. It was restored with a re-enameled ventilator, reproduction 242 globe, a replated globe rest, fount, and associated parts. Thanks Terry.



This single mantled gasoline lantern is also a Coleman Model 242.
It has nickel plated brass fount with a built-in pump and has green porcelain enamel ventilator.
Its base rest & base frame are also made of brass.
It uses straight fuel tube with needle within the fount and has very small fuel cap.
It has Sunrise-Mark & model number on base rest and has date on the bottom of fount.
This 242 was made in Oct. 1932.

Although the right image shows you this 242 is in good working condition, it can hold pressure just 1-2 minutes because of air leak from its unique check valve.
Unfortunately with my check valve tools, I cannot remove it from the fount.
This is one of my headache.


This is a Model 242A
Noticeable differences from Model 242 are ventilator, curved glass globe and some parts of pump plunger assembly.
It has Sunrise-Mark & model number on the side of base rest but I cannot find any date on this 242A.

You can see the differences of ventilators on the left image.
Left to right, 242's, 242B's and 242A's.


Left to right, Australia 242B, USA 242B and Canada 242B.
They were made in May '53, May '38 and ???, respectively. Sorry I cannot read the date of Canadian 242B.

Noticeable difference from Model 242A is that Coleman switched check valve and some related parts into current type check valve with air stem.

The Australia 242B, you can see "MADE IN AUSTRALIA BY ARRANGEMENT WITH COLEMAN LAMP & STOVE CO LTD CANADA" on the side of its nickel plated brass fount.
It has no Sunrise-Mark but SPORTS-LITE NO. 242B on base rest and Sunrise-Mark & date on the side of fount.
Interestingly, its curved glass globe is printed "colex".

The USA 242B, it has Sunrise-Mark & model number on base rest, no Sunrise-Mark & date on the side of fount but has date on the bottom of fount.

The Canada 242B, it has no Sunrise-Mark but SPORTS-LITE NO. 242B on base rest and Sunrise-Mark & date on the side of fount.
I personally prefer this light green painted model.


Both are Model 242C
The right one has dark green painted brass fount but "steel" base rest & frame.
It was made in USA, Mar. 1946.
The left one has nickel plated brass fount and base rest & frame are also made of brass.
It was made in USA, Mar. 1949.


This single mantled kerosene lantern is a Model 249
It has nickel plated brass fount with a built-in pump and has green porcelain enamel ventilator.
Its base rest & frame are also made of brass.
It was embossed "249 USE GENERATOR NO 249-299" on base rest, and has Sunrise-Mark on the side of fount.
It uses straight fuel tube without needle within the fount.
This is the common style among kerosene lanterns.
It was made in USA, Apr. 1953.


The left is a Coleman Model 249 and is quoted from Doron Papo's collection with his permission. It was made in Australia in Apr. 1953. The right image shows that it was engraved "Made in Australia by arrangement with Coleman lamp & stove co. LTD. Canada" on its fount. Thanks Doron.


Here is a Model 247
This single mantled lantern is designed to use both gas / Kero as its fuel.
It has nickel plated brass fount with built-in pump and has green porcelain enamel ventilator.
Its base rest & frame are also made of brass.
It was stamped "SCOUT NO. 247" on base rest, and has Sunrise-Mark & date on the side of fount.
It was made in Canada, Feb. 1948.


Here is another light green painted Model 247, made in Canada, Feb. 1947.


The right is Model 249 and the left is Model 247.
Noticeable difference between 249 & 247 is the generator and some related parts.


The right is the generator of 247's & the left is 249's.



This is a Coleman Model 242K and is quoted from Terry Marsh's collection with his permission. The Coleman 242K does not have the model marked on it but is marked made in Canada with the rising sun logo on the side of the fount. It is date stamped 4 and 3 on the bottom of the fount (March '34) and 7 34 by the logo. Between the two images you can see that the fuel cap has a small hex head bolt, not a screw; the preheater cup is cast aluminum; the pump handle is held down by a pin through the slot; and it has a wheel, not a bent wire, for the generator pricker. This wheel has an arrow to indicate up when the pricker is functioning. Thanks Terry.



This is a Coleman Model 234 and is quoted from Atsuhito Watanabe's collection with his permission. It runs on both kerosene and gasoline and was made in Canada in late 1930s. Thanks Atsuhito.


This single mantled lantern with large nickel plated brass fount is a Model 247 designed for Canadian Pacific Railway.
It was embossed "C.P.R." on the side of fount and "247 USE GENERATOR NO TK-66" on base rest.
It has Sunrise-Mark & date on the side of fount and was made in Canada, Oct. 1956


Here is a later version of CPR Model 247 and is quoted from Atsuhito Watanabe's collection with his permission. It was made in Canada, July 1968. Thanks Atsuhito.


This single mantled gasoline lantern is a Coleman Model 243A. It has dark blue painted brass fount and bell shaped porcelain enamel ventilator. Sunrise-Mark with model number is printed on its steel made base rest and the date code was printed on the bottom of fount. This 243A was made in Jun. 1940.



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