Coleman Canada stoves

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

Coleman - Toronto called their No. 1 stove
the Coleman Camp Cooker (lower image) but,
except for that and a few minor differences
such as the shape of the fuel valve (not shown),
it is the same as the Coleman Camp Stove made by Coleman - Wichita
This stove with integral oven is in Ken & Carol Lunney's collection.

The Coleman Oven appears in a 1927 Coleman Canada Catalog.
With asbestos lining (here removed) for heat retention,
the shipping weight was 29 lbs; it was used over stove burners.
The thermomeeter (upper image) registers 100-500 degrees F.
This oven, in Roland Chevalier's collection,
is missing the upper shelf (lower image).

Coleman Canada included this Model 9A stove in its 1934 parts catalog.
This stove, in Randy Smith's collection,
has features found on US stove models 2C, 9, and 9C (Stendahl),
models that date to the late 1920s.
The lid support wire may have been bent
so that it no longer fits inside the case for storage (Stendahl).

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 mid-1930s.
These two models were made in A, B, & C versions in subsequent years.
This stove is in Dave DeFrates's collection.

Coleman Instant Gas Model 976 two-burner range
appears in catalogs in the mid-1930s.
The main burner valve is on the right above the tank.
Ken and Carol Lunney restored this stove to the original color
except for the tank which had also been painted brown
but they left in polished brass.

This Coleman Instant Gas Model 975D three-burner range dates to the late 1930's
after Coleman changed to green from brown enamel
to finish the frame and other parts.
This range and Model 976 above have combination fuel and air gauges
mounted in the top of the tanks.
This range is in Larry Hillhouse'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 also made the No. 10 Gypsy stove, circa 1930,
but the stove was finished in brown rather than black paint as in the US version.
This model is unique in requiring a separate pump.
The push-pull lever on the right is for the main burner which must be preheated
while the lever on the left controls the auxilary burner.
This stove was restored by George Rocen and is now In Jeff McKnight's collection.

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,
and appears in Department of Defense manuals as Model C1B1 (Zemancik).
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.

This Model 411A is date stamped January, 1966.
This model features a cast iron mixing chamber.
The tank is no longer cylindrical as on the above Model 411
but is stamped from two pieces of steel
with the top piece embossed with instructions.
This stove is in Agostino Del Coro'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 with a windscreen.

The Toronto factory made the 381C stove for a few years after WWII.
This unfired stove, in Roland Chevalier's collection,
came with the box and papers
and was shipped from the factory in February, 1952.
This is an instant lighting model.

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 421E is date stamped February, 1977.
The Band-A-Blu burners have a metal plate underneath
and there is a metal shield above the auxiliary valve key (lower image).
The top of the case is hinged to provide more room
behind the grate for pots and pans.
This stove is in Agostino Del Coro's collection.

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.

This Model 432 Easi-Lite stove is date stamped April 1975.
A flange behind the valve wheel (middle image)
has a label with the settings given in French and English.
The feet on the case bottom (lower image shows one)
are separate pices of pressed metal that are spot welded in place.
This stove is in Ken and Carol Lunney's collection.

Model 432A differs from Model 432 above
in having the model information embossed on the front of the case,
and having a direction disk on the valve wheel
with the settings in English (lower image).
This stove, in Ken and Carol Lunney's collection,
is date stamped February 1978.

Easi Lite Model 433 is the 3 burner version of Model 432 above.
This model was also made in the 1970's,
at the same time that they made Easi Lite lantern models.
This 3 burner stove is in Tom Muscardin's collection.

This Easi-Lite Model 433 A is date stamped January, 1980.
Note the split grate on this stove and on Model 433 above.
The mixing chamber is made from two pieces of stamped steel.
The valve keys for the side burners protrude through slots
in the recessed ends of the case.
This stove is in Agostino Del Coro's collection.

This unfired Model 431 stove is date stamped January, 1980.
This Easi-Lite model has the same valve wheel settings as model 432A above,
but appears to have a smaller cooking surface than that model.
The feet are simple hemispheres stamped in the case bottom (lower image),
not separately welded pieces as on Models 432 and 432A above.
This stove is in Ken Laramee's collection.

This Coleman Easi-Lite Campstove/Barbecue Model 4650
is date stamped Jan, 1980.
The grate and briquettes were removed to show the two gas burners (lower image).
Coleman also made a propane version of this model.
This barbecue is in Danny Burns' collection.

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.
The red Off-Light-Run lever is in the On position in this image and the wire rod is raised.
Turning the lever towards the center line of the stove lowers the wire rod to the Off position;
Turning the lever down (from Off) raises the wire rod slightly to Light the stove (see below).
This stove, in Jim Hogg's collection, is date stamped January, 1977.

The assembled (left) and disassembled (right) fuel air pickup from a 505 stove:
this assembly is from another 505 stove, also dated January, 1977, in Roland Chevalier's collection.
The fuel air mixture is metered with a Schrader valve as in Easi-Lite lantern models of the period.
The wire rod is reduced to half the diameter at "A" to allow fuel to enter the fuel air tube
in the run position (see above description of the 505 stove).
The lever had to be straightened to separate the parts in the assembly (right image).

Model 505A (left) and 505B (right) probably differ from Model 505 above
by using an O-ring rather than a Schrader valve to control the fuel air mixture.
The 505 series stoves all take less than one revolution
of the valve wheel to go from Off to Light to Run.
Model 505A, dated January 1981, is in Roland Chevalier's collection.
Model 505B, dated January 1989, is in John Rugotzke's collection.


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