Coleman Canada stoves

Coleman appliances made in countries other than the US and Canada
are included in the Coleman Canada pages on the website.



Bud Michael identified this stove,
in Herman Mulder's collection,as Model 381.
The stove was refinished by Don Colston in high temperature silver paint
as the original finish may have been zinc coating.
The cast burner cap (above) can be compared
to the stamped burner cap on Model 382 below.



Coleman in Toronto made this Model 382 Handy Hot Plate
probably in the 1930's.
This and Model 381 above appear to be the only two cabin stove models
made in Canada by Coleman in the 1930's.
These two models were made in A, B, & C versions in subsequent years.
This stove is in Dave DeFrates's collection.


Model 381B was called the "Monarch" Standard by Coleman in Canada.
Canadian collector Jim Hogg restored this stove which included
painting the grates with ceramic high heat engine enamel,
applying a burgundy paint that was close to the original baked brown paint,
and repainting the stove base with an ivory paint.
The decal was reproduced for Jim by Randall Adams.


Model 382B was also called the "Monarch."
Joe Pagan identified this stove from a 1938 Coleman Canada catalog.
This stove, in Lloyd Van't Haaff's collection, is different from Model 381B above
in having the control knob for the second burner on the front,
rather than the side.


The Monarch Deluxe Hot Plate, Model 382C, appears in a 1941 catalog.
It features "Blue Flame" burners and an "Electrically Welded (special brass) Fuel Tank."
The dimensions of this stove, in Roland Chevalier's collection, are 20 1/2" x 15" x 6 1/2".
Note the depression in the tank so that fingers can turn the valve wheel more easily.
The retail price of this model was $14.95.



Coleman Canada made the Model 11A Gypsy Queen stove
in the late 1930's - carly 1940's.
The stove, in Mike Ogilvie's collection, includes
an Everdur tank and a gold decal at the right end of the tank
with lighting instructions.
Mike repainted the brown paint on the case.




This stove is very similar to Model 11A above
but the tank decal identifies it as Ranger (top image),
and the windscreens are larger and support a top grate surface.
Note the push-pull "T" handle for preheating on the right side of the tank (middle image)
and the wrench which doubles as the control for the second burner (bottom image).
This stove is in Ryan Sheridan's collection.
Please contact me if you have a Ranger stove or information on the model.



This stove appears to be Model 389B,
made by Coleman in the early 1940's.
The stove has been restored by Ken & Carol Lunney,
Whose collection this is in.


The earliest Model 500 stoves were made in Toronto in 1938,
two years before they were patented and made in Wichita.
These early 500 stoves have an "L" shaped Light-Burn lever (lower left)
that was replaced by the more familiar lever with a loop
after a year of production.
This stove is date stamped C 38;
the C is for the third quarter of the year we believe.


This is a Canadian Solus stove called "The Roarer."
The tank is brass with steel legs and a tin grate.
Probably dating to the early '40's, the box is labeled
"Gift of the American People through the American Red Cross."
This stove is in Dean DeGroff's collection.



This is the same Canadian Solus stove as above,
except that it has the "Silent Burner."
Mike Ogilvie reports that the burner is not especially silent
in spite of the burner name.


Coleman in Toronto, Canada made this Model 500 Speedmaster stove
which is date stamped B 1943.
The stove fount is brass with olive green paint
but lacks any military markings.
The wind shield may have been an optional accessory from Coleman.
This stove is in Jan Dyke's collection.


Coleman Canada made the Model 6-J stove after WWII.
Agostino Del Coro used high temperature silver paint
on the burners and grate when he cleaned the stove.
The stove has a small cooking surface - 15 3/4" x 10 5/8."
Instruction sheets that I have for this stove model
are in English, French, and Spanish and are dated Sept. 1946.


This Model 411 Coleman stove
was made by Coleman in Canada
and is in Mike Baker's collection.



Model 975, Type B, was produced by Coleman Canada shortly after WWII.
The stove is 37" x 14" x 9" high.
This 3-burner, instant lighting stove was restored by Ken & Carol Lunney,
and is in their collection.
The warning label is to not use gasoline
containing anti knock chemicals or lubricating oils.


Coleman Toronto made the Model 530 stove
from 1947 - 1951 (Garry), longer than the two years (1946-47)
that it was made by Coleman - Wichita.
This stove, in John Garry's collection,
is date stamped 1 48.


Coleman Canada made this 500 stove in January 1951,
We believe the stove, in Mike Ogilvie's collection,
has had the scalloped grate replaced with a round one.
Coleman Canada may have sold the windscreens
as an accessory or made the stoves for the military.
Please contact me if you have one of these stoves.


Above are two versions of the Model 404 "Bushman" stove, which was made in Australia
by arrangement with "The Coleman Lamp and Stove Company Ltd. of Canada."
The card inside the lid of the stove on the left has a printing date of June, 1954;
it appears to be a functional model for display and has not been fired.
The paint on these two stoves, in David Moody's collection, is original.


Coleman Canada may made this Model 4M stove,
"The Tourist," in March, 1958.
This lightly used stove, in John Garry's collection,
came with the original box.



The first Model 414 stoves were not identified on the stove (above)
but later the case was embossed with model and generator information
on the front panel (below).
The first stove, in Roland Chevalier's collection, is date stamped Jan 1963.
while the second stove, in John Garry's collection, is date stamped Jan 1965.
Model 414 stoves are distinguished by a retractable front knob for the left burner.


Coleman Canada made 3-burner stove Models 5A (left) and 5B, the "Explorer" (right),
sometime before 1965 & in January, 1965 respectively.
Agostino Del Coro replaced the decal on the 5A stove
and finished the burners and grills on both stoves with high temperature paint.


These two burner stove, Model 421 (left) & 444 (right)
are in Agostino Del Coro's collection.
Model 421 is date stamped March, 1968
and Model 444 is date stamped January, 1968.


Coleman Canada made this Model 446
3-burner stove in July, 1968.
This stove is in John Garry's collection.


This Model 421D, in Herman Mulder's collection,
is undated.
It was presumably made by Coleman Canada
after Model 421 (above)
was made in the late 1960's.


This Model 500A stove made by Coleman Canada
can only be identified as this model by an A stamped on the box in black ink after the model number.
The stove itself can only be dated by the accompanying instruction sheet.
This stove, in Matthew Reid's collection, also differs from the earlier 500
in having a green painted brass fount and filler cap,
and the burner casting is not open between the upper and lower tubes.


Coleman in Toronto, Canada, made this Speedmaster Model 500B
stove, dated Jan, 1972, seen here running.
It differs from the Model 500 stoves above in having
a steel fount, and one piece, large fuel filler cap.
I repainted the burner and grate with high temperature paint.


Coleman Canada possibly made this Easi Lite Model 433 campstove
in the 1970's, at the same time that they made Easi Lite lantern models.
This 3 burner stove, in Tom Muscardin's collection,
has a square metal plate with the burner settings behind the red plastic valve knob;
the plate has lost the original applique marked with the settings.


Canadian Pocket II stove Model 505 came in a storage tin
which in turn was held in a leatherette case with a snap lid and belt loop.
This stove, in Jim Hogg's collection, is date stamped January, 1977.

 

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