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Coleman "quick" lantern

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 7:08 pm
by zelph
I found a lantern in an antique store up in Wisconsin. I did not purchase it. they wanted 69.00 with 10% off.

The lantern has a "mica" globe which is in good condition.

After I got home I googled it and came up with some info. there are 2 listing on ebay with 14 watching each of the listings

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... ink:top:en

Anyway, It was an interesting find. :D Recent talk about lanterns made me aware of the one I found today.

This info belongs with my photos below.

Model NL 323 is also torch lighting as IL 323 above
but lacks the tip cleaner assembly.
There is a screw above the torch lighting generator
where the orifice enters the burner chamber (right image).

Model IL 323 was a torch lighting model made in 1916-17.
The tip cleaner wire hangs below the globe cage;
this wire is missing on the lantern on the right.
The lantern on the left may have been assembled by Coleman
with an extra IL 319 fount.
These lanterns are in Don Colston's collection.