Coleman Easi-Lite


The left is a model 321 made in 1973 and the right is a model 321A made in Jan. 1975.

Both are single mantled gasoline lantern made by Canadian Coleman Co and have blue painted "steel" founts, "steel" base frames and blue porcelain enamel ventilators. Printed "Model 321 ( 321A ), Mantle NO.999, Generator NO.G3, Globe NO.4" on the base rest and have Sunrise mark, Made in Canada and date on the bottom of fount.
Interestingly, there are instructions in 3 languages on base rest and decal.


This is a model 321C made in Jan. 1983.

It is a single mantled gasoline lantern made by Canadian Coleman Co and has light green painted "steel" fount, "steel" base frame and light green porcelain enamel ventilator. The finish of base frame is different from above models and has a "heat sealed" on it. It was embossed "Model 321C, Globe 4, Mantle 999, Generator G3A" on the aluminum base rest and was stamped Made in Canada and date on the bottom of fount.

You can see similar design in Model 639 series.
See left image.


Here is a model 331 made in Jan. 1978.

It is a single mantled gasoline lantern made by Canadian Coleman Co and has blue painted "steel" fount, "steel" base frame and blue porcelain enamel ventilator. The finish of base frame is different from 321 or 321A and has a "heat sealed" on it. It was embossed "Model 331, Globe 990, Mantle 999, Generator G3" on the aluminum base rest and was stamped Sunrise mark, Made in Canada and date on the bottom of fount.


This large single mantled gasoline lantern is a model 621A made by Canadian Coleman Co. in Feb. 1977.

It has blue painted "steel" fount, "steel" base frame and blue porcelain enamel ventilator. The finish of base frame is the same as model 321, 321A and has a "heat sealed" on it. It was printed "Model 621A, Mantle NO. 1111, Generator NO. G6, Globe NO.880 on base rest and was stamped Sunrise mark, Made in Canada and date on the bottom of fount.


Here is a model 275.
It is a large double mantled gasoline lantern made by US Coleman in Jan. 1983. It has brown painted "steel" fount, "steel" base frame and brown porcelain enamel ventilator. It was printed "Model 275A, Use Generator 220E5891" on aluminum base rest.



The left is a Model 621 and the right is a Model 625.
Both are quoted from Kazuo Sakano's collection with his permission.
Thanks Kazuo.



The left to right, a Coleman Model CLX made in March 1984, a Coleman Model 290 made in March 1987, a Coleman Model CL1 made in Jan. 1985 and Coleman Model CL2 made in Jun 1985. All of them are quoted from Kohei Kato's collection with his permission. Coleman Model CL series ( CLX, CL1 and CL2 ) were introduced from 1984. According to Coleman Japan's catalogue which Kohei has, Model CLX was changed to Model 290 and Model CL1 was changed to Model 286A in 1987. ( Model CL2 was not introduced in Japan but we suppose it was changed to Model 288A in the same period. ) And in accordance with these model changes, the candle power of those models were decreased from 400cp to 300cp and 350cp to 200cp respectively. The reason why this seemed to be durability of CL series' fuel tube which were made of plastic. Coleman probably had to decrease candle power in order to prevent heat conduction to the fuel tube. Model 290 had changed to Model 290A in 1988 and frame stay had disappeared. Thanks Kohei.



This is a model 286A703 made in Dec. 1988 and it's my son's birth year & month.



The left to right, Model 222, 222A and the same model 222A but with different color.
All are quoted from Atsuhito Watanabe's collection with his permission.
Thanks Atsuhito.




Here are the various Model 222s and are quoted from Kazuo Sakano's collection with his permission.
Thanks Kazuo.



This small gasoline lantern is a Coleman Model 226, probably made in 1990s, and is quoted from Paul & Janet Hardman's collection with their permission. Thanks Paul & Janet.



This ia a Model 288A-742J made in Oct. '91.

I suppose this double mantled gasoline lantern was sold exclusively in Japan.


Here is a Model 200B-743J made in Nov. '95.
Following description is given on its carton box.
APPROX CANDLE POWER : 190 IS EQUAL TO 120W BULB, FUEL CAPACITY : 600CC, BURNING TIME : HIGH 7.5HRS LOW 15HRS, SIZE : 30.7cm(H) x 16.3cm, WEIGHT : 1.4kg, WARRANTY : 1 YEAR, CARRY CASE SIZE : 17.5 x 17.5 x 34cm(H), WEIGHT : 1.4kg
This image and information are quoted from one of my fellows, Atsuhito Watanabe's collection with his permission. Thanks Atsuhito.



This is a "635 PROFESSIONAL EDITION" Model 635B-774J made in Feb. '97.
Following description is given on its carton box.

This year Coleman celebrates the 20th anniversary of the establishment of its office in Japan. Now, we present our customers in Japan a limited production model "635 PROFESSIONAL EDITION" manufactured to reproduced design of one of Coleman's former excellent articles. 635 PROFESSIONAL EDITION Product No.635B774J Intensity : 250 candlepower ( equivalent to 160W ), Fuel tank capacity : 950cc, Burning times 7.5 to 15 hours, Size 2034.5cm, Weight : 1.8kg, Mantle used : 11type, Generator used : 635-5891, Globe used : 690-0581, Provided with a soft case. Made in USA.

This image and information are quoted from one of my fellows, Mamoru Kobayashi's collection with his permission.
Thanks Mamoru.


This is a Model 200B-749J made in Mar. '97. and is quoted from Mamoru Kobayashi's collection with his permission.
Thanks Mamoru.


This double mantled gasoline lantern is a Model 285-749J made in Mar. '97.
Its valve wheel is NOT ORIGINAL ONE to this model.
Unfortunately I don't have an appropriate part.


This is a Coleman Model 200B643J made in 2001.
This model was exclusively sold here in Japan as a limited model for a 100 year anniversary of Coleman company. I'm not sure why US Coleman did not sell this model in the states.

I would say, due to cost cutting !?, many of them were poorly-made, especially chrome plating of the fount. Therefore it was quite difficult to find with good condition and I spent a lot of time to get this model.



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