Coleman 202 & Others


Both single mantled gasoline lanterns are Coleman Model 202. This model has two quite unique features and, I would say, is different from other Coleman lanterns. First, it has nickel plated brass fount and even the bottom of fount was also made of brass. (There seemed to be some different 202s which have "steel bottom".) Second, it uses "stainless steel" for main parts including base frame, ventilator bracket and bail etc. It has Sunrise-Mark & model number on brass made base rest and also has Sunrise-Mark on the side of fount. With regard to date, you can see it on the side or bottom of fount. (There seemed to be some different 202s which have no identifying numbers.) The left 202 was made in Oct. 1957 and the right one was made in May 1955.


This is a "Canadian Model 200" made in Apr. 1952.
Some points are different from US-made Model 200.

Fuel valve assembly is fixed to the fount in reverse.
Embossed "200 USE GENERATOR NO T-66" on base rest.
Has date and stamped "MADE IN CANADA" on the side of fount.
Frame nut is a "wing" type.
Direction disk on the fuel control knob is also different.

Although this lantern has a porcelain made's burner cap, I'm not sure if it is proper part to this lantern.


This is also a "Canadian Model 200" made in Apr. 1964.
The difference from above is, it has "red painted" brass fount.

I've confirmed some "Canadian Model 200" which were made in 1958 with nickel plated brass fount.
And also confirmed some "Canadian Model 200" made in 1959 with red painted brass fount.
So, I suppose sometime in 1958-1959, Canada Coleman changed that.


Here is a "Canadian Model 200" made in Jan. 1965.
Some points are different from above.

It has red painted "steel" fount.
Base rest is made of aluminum.
Has Sunrise mark and date on the bottom of fount.

So, I suppose sometime in 1964 or 1965, Canada Coleman changed the material of the fount from "brass" to "steel".


This single mantled gasoline lantern is a Canadian Coleman Model 335, 350cp, made in Jan. 1977.

It has light green painted "steel" fount, "steel" base frame and light green porcelain enamel ventilator. It was embossed "MODEL 335, GLOBE 4, MANTLE 999, GENERATOR G3" on aluminum base rest and has Sunrise mark, Made in Canada and date on the bottom of fount. Interestingly, it has a glass globe printed "COLEX NO.4 made in England".

You can see the difference of the size, Model 335 & 639, on the left picture.


Both are Coleman 335, "Red" version. The left is quoted from Bernard Rousseau's collection with his permission. The right is quoted from Atsuhito Watanabe's collection with his permission. Atsuhito's one was made in Nov. 1970 and with its carton box. Thanks Bernie and Atsuhito.



This is a Col-Max Model 555, 500cp kerosene lantern and is quoted from Toshio Izumi's collection with his permission. As this one was made in Hong Kong, it could be dated sometime between mid 1950s to early 1960s. Interestingly its inner chimney was white enameled. Thanks Toshio.



The left is a "Model 5101" made in mid. '50s and the right is a "Model 5120" made in May '67.



The left one is a Model 5120 and the right one is a Model 5122. Both are quoted from Kazuo Sakano's collection with his permission.
Thanks Kazuo.



Please look at ventilator & shade. They are not the Coleman products.
These are completely original items made by Atsuhito Watanabe.
Actually, the quality is much better than any other professionally made one.
I'm very proud of him.




Following pictures are quoted from Bernard Rousseau's collection with his permission.
Have you ever seen these ? Thanks Bernie.




These pictures are quoted from "Burgundy freak" Mamoru Kobayashi's collection with his permission.
Mamoru, I didn't know that you were also "Funnel freak" !!!




Here are quoted from Kazuo Sakano's collection with his permission.
Thanks Kazuo.



These Coleman buckles are quoted from Katsushi Takamatsu's collection with his permission. Thanks Katsushi.



These are various Coleman Snow Lite jugs and quoted from Kohei Kato's collection with his permission. Thanks Kohei.




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