Coleman appliances made in countries other than the US and Canada
are included in the Coleman Canada pages on the website.
Coleman Canada Model LQ, dates to the early 20's.
The center base plate is stamped "Coleman Quick-Lite
Made in Toronto, Canada."
The collar is also marked Quick-Lite, not Air-O-Lantern
as on the Wichita, USA, QL version of this model.
The mica globe was removed for the image.
The Coleman Company in Canada made this 427
Quick-Lite lantern in April, 1927.
This lantern has an original Q99 generator
and a new-old-stock (NOS) #327 13 piece mica globe.
This lantern is in George Rocen's collection.
Coleman Canada made this L427 QuickLite in March, 1930,
several months before the instant lighting 220A below.
This lantern, in Matthew Reid's collection,
has a simple fuel pickup, but uses the fount and collar as on the 220A below.
The fuel valve is unique to this style L427.
The frame and burner are the same as on other L427 lanterns.
Coleman Canada made these lanterns in September, 1930 (left & center) and June, 1929 (right).
They appear to be Canadian Models 220A and 228A based on a comparison to a 1934 parts catalog.
Coleman used the collars and frames from the 220 slant generator model
but the collars are not fully formed to accept the earlier slant valves.
Note the access to the tip cleaner, not found on Model 220, is through the frame base plate.
The 220A is in Matthew Reid's collection and the 228A is in Steve Redmile's collection.
If you have one of these lanterns, please contact me.
Coleman Canada made the 220B Model (left) in May '31, the 220B (center) in C (Jul-Sep) '38,
and the 228B (right) in August '35.
The 220B on the left is unusual for its factory green Colac finish
which is usually associated with several lamp models.
The small base rest on these models is only stamped "Coleman."
The 220B on the left is in Craig Seabrook's collection
and the 228B is in Tim Couch's collection.
This Quick-Lite Model 227 is date stamped 4 3.
Mike Ogilvie, whose collection this is in,
has another with the same date stamping and also without two digits for the year.
I believe it is April, 1933, based on when the same model was made in Wichita (1927-1932).
This lantern lacks the indents in the vent and the attached ball nut
that are found on some US made 227's.
Coleman also made a kerosene fueled version of the 242,
Model 242K, for a couple of years in the mid 1930's.
The preheater cup is cast aluminum,
one of the earliest uses of this metal in a lantern or lamp,
and the cleaner tip valve is a wheel rather than a bent wire.
The lantern on the left is dated Sept. '34 and on the right, July, '36.
These Canadian lanterns are in George Rocen's collection.
Coleman Canada Model 427K, the "Mountie,"
is a kerosene fueled Quick-Lite from the 1930's and early '40's.
Note the preheater cup.
It can also be run on gasoline but requires preheating with a match.
This lantern, in Agostino Del Coro's collection,
is date stamped April, 1936.
The Coleman factory in Toronto, Canada made this Model 236 which is dated D (Oct.-Dec.?) 1938.
The earliest 236 lantern of which I am aware is date stamped B (April-June?) 1938.
Before WWII this model was made with a light green enameled ventilator
and a nickel plated brass sided fount as seen here.
This 500 cp gasoline model is in Malcolm West's collection.
This Model 237 is date stamped A (Jan - Mar?) 1938,
The earliest date we have found on this model
(compare to Model 236 above).
This 500 cp kerosene lantern, in Peter Cunnington's collection,
has the same pale green enameled ventilator and
originally nickel plated fount as above.
This unusual Model 236 is dated C (July-Sept?) 1939.
The ventilator above is dark blue, not pale green,
and the brass fount is painted brown with gold accents,
as were some lamp models produced in the Toronto factory in this period.
The optional reflector (right) is the same dark blue color as the ventilator
and is marked "Coleman, Made in Canada."
Please contact me if you find a Coleman Canada lantern finished this way.
Model 249 was first made in the late 1930's
This 249, in Malcolm West's collection,
is date stamped D 1939.
It has a cast aluminum preheater cup
that was also used on other kerosene fueled models.
If you have an earlier stamped 249 please contact me.
This Coleman 220 B lantern was made in Canada
and is dated A '40.
Craig Seabrook has had the ventilator re-porcelainized
to the original lighter green color
seen on several of the Canadian lantern models.
The globe cage and bail were nickel plated.
Neil McRae thinks this Coleman lantern may be Model 238A
based on the presence of the rapid preheater,
which is controlled by the wheel in the collar (left image).
This exported lantern, in Deon Bouwer's collection,
is dated B 41 (April-June, 1941) and, like Models 239A and 240 below,
is likely a 500cp model. These models are kerosene fueled.
Neil McRae believes the bove lantern is Model 239A.
This lantern, in Graeme Cameron's collection,
was made in Canada and is date stamped A 1940.
It is identical to Model 238A above but lacks the rapid preheater.
Please contact me if you have a 238A, 239A or 240 Model Coleman
as we are continuing to gather information on these models.
Neil McRae believes the above lantern, in his collection, is Model 240.
It was made in Canada and is date stamped A 1940.
This model was likely an economy model as it has no valve, only a tip cleaner lever,
and the pump is the simple European type without the usual Coleman positive shut-off.
Pressure is added with the pump and released at the filler cap.
It has an alcohol preheater.
The ventilator was probably green enamel originally.
This Coleman Quick-Lite lantern was made in Canada,
as shown on the stamping in the base plate (lower image).
On the bottom it is stamped Model 327.
It is dated C ((July-Sept), 1943.
This model would have been inexpensive as it is not Instant Lite,
has a mica globe, and requires a separate pump.
The fount is brass, surprising in wartime.
Coleman in Toronto, Canada, made this 242B in D '45,
which we interpret to be Oct-Dec of that year.
The shade is stamped "Made in Canada" and "Coleman."
This lantern is in Will Nelle's collection.
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