Propane lantern, stove, & heater manufacturers C

The Caloric Corporation, Topton, Pennsylvania,
made this Model U1 Cub portable ultra-ray broiler.
The door is removed to show the broiler in the right image
and the top features a single burner.
A wire loop holds the propane cylinder erect along the back of the unit.
This broiler/stove is in Brien Page's collection.


Century Tool & Mfg. Co., Cherry Valley, Illinois,
made this Century-Primus Model 5000-A propane lantern,
apparently under license from Primus.
The propane cylinder is also branded with the company name.
This lantern is in Dana Kennison's collection.


Clayton & Lambert Mfg. Co., Louisville 10, Kentucky,
made this "Portable Propane Gas Stove."
Each burner is supplied by its own propane tank.
This stove is in Brian Bleakney's collection
and includes the original grate (Heidelmark).


Coleman made LP lighting fixtures in the mid to late 1930's.
Model 851 Single Drop Fixture (left) and 853 Bracket Fixture (right)
ran on propane at low pressure (6-7 oz.).
Both fixtures, in Ron Becker's collection,
are finished in dark brown Colac enamel
with high lights of old gold and are fitted with globe 062.


This Model 858 Double Drop fixture
ran on high pressure (10-20 lbs) butane gas
using a reduced air intake and larger generator gas tip
according to a 1939 Jobber's catalog.
This fixture is in Steve Potter's collection.


Coleman Bracket fixture Model 859
operated on high pressure (10-20 lbs) butane gas as the above model.
The 355 glass globe protected an outer parchment shade.
This model is in Jim and Jan Nichols' collection.


Coleman made this model 1900-701 gas-lite
in celebration of their 60th year of being in business (1960).
The gas-lite could be mounted on a pole wall bracket
and hooked up to a propane or natural gas line.
This never-fired gas-lite is in John Morris's collection.


Coleman LP (liquified petroleum gas) lantern Models 5101 (left & center) and 5104 (right).
These undated models take the same canister, which is no longer manufactured.
Model 5101 (left), was made by Coleman - Wichita, and is in Craig Seabrook's collection.
Model 5101 (center), was made by Coleman - Toronto, and is in Jim Hogg's collection.
Model 5104 (right) was made by Coleman - Toronto in the early 1960's.
This lantern, in Don Colston's collection, has the original Canadian globe.


Three more Coleman LP lanterns,
Model 5120 (left) with the fuel canister assembly removed,
Model 5121 (center) from Coleman of Canada,
and Model 5122 (right) with the fuel can assembly inserted in the lantern.
The 5120 is dated Dec. '62, the 5121 is undated, and the 5122 is dated Aug. '70.
Model 5120 is in Tim Treutler's collection; Models 5121 and 5122 are in Craig Seabrook's collection.


Coleman called this Model 5402A a Picnic Stove.
The LP cartridge on the right supplies the single burner;
the canister on the left is in a storage position.
This undated stove is in Dana Kennison's collection.
John Stendahl was able to date the stove
to 1960-63 from catalog research.


Coleman's Travel Trailer Division sold this Cool-Ray LP Gas Lite,
Model 3815A700, for recreational vehicles.
This unfired light, in Mike Loizzo's collection,
takes a 500 cp mantle but is rated at 100 cp.
This wall mounted light dates to the late 1960's.


Industrias Kolmex S.A., Mexico City, Mexico, made this propane lantern
in the late 1960's - early 1970's that were often used on food vendor carts (Leonardo Occelli).
The lantern is 75 cm tall; the 5 kilogram refillable tank is 33 cm in diameter x 18 cm wide.
This lantern is in John Bell's collection.
Industrias Kolmex also made Coleman 242B and 236 style lanterns.



Coleman - Canada designed this Model 5407-498 Gas Hot Plate to run on propane.
This 3 burner stove has the gas line connection
in the back right corner of the stove (lower image).
The stove, in Ken and Carol Lunney's collection, is undated
and is missing the middle valve knob (upper image).


More recently Coleman in Canada made this Model 5417.
This lantern is dated Jan. '73.
This lantern, in Don Colston's collection,
also has a white base ring which is not shown.
There are two heat deflector disks below the single burner,
an unusual feature.


Coleman's Model 5409 stove also took LP fuel canisters,
four in this two burner stove.

The covering of this stove, in Brien Page's collection, is aluminum.


The only identifying marks on this stove is on the decal
Coleman LP Gas Campstove.
This stove appears in a Coleman catalog dated March 1973
where it is identified as Model 5410-710.
This stove, in John Stendahl's collection,
came with a 5' hose and regulator for hookup to a propane source.


Coleman made this spherical propane tank, 5410-750
in the late 1960's - early '70's.
This tank, in John Stendahl's collection, is date stamped April 1970.
It is shown here with a 5410-5561 regulator
and 5410A5551 hose
to connect to an appliance such as the above stove.




Coleman Canada also called this Model 4650-416 Easi-Lite Camp Stove
a Coleman Propane Barbecue (upper image).
The lava rocks (middle image) are heated by two propane burners
that are independently controlled (lower image)
This Easi-Lite stove, In Ken and Carol Lunney's collection,
may date to the later 1970s when other Easi-Lite appliances were made.
Coleman also made a liquid fuel version of this barbecue.


This Coleman Model 5107, in Brien Page's collection,
is dated September, 1975.
This one mantle model is match lighting.
The reflector appears to have been added by a previous owner.



This Model 5114B700 two mantle propane lantern
was made for Service Merchandise (lower image)
and came with a special "fluted" globe (upper right image)
that was used on this model and Model 275, also for Service Merchandise.
This lantern, dated February 1979, is in Glenn Knapke's collection.
The LP cylinder isn't present(upper left image).
Please contact me if you have a Model 5114 with a fluted globe.


This Model 5419A701 propane lantern was made by Coleman - Toronto
in January, 1980.
In addition to instructions on the collar in English and French
a number of parts are listed there.
This lantern is in Tim Tucker's collection.


Coleman made three slightly different versions of this stove in the 1970's-'80's,
all utilizing the propane canister to form the third leg.
This one, Model 5418B700, is date stamped Dec. 1979.
These stoves are surprisingly sturdy and stable.
The two legs fold under the stove and there is a plastic cap (not visible here)
to protect the canister connection to the stove.


Coleman propane heater Models 5443, Focus 3 (left), and 5445 (right)
The Focus 3 is undated while the 5445 is dated Sept. 1981.
The Model 5445 holds two propane canisters.
These heaters are in Ron Lenfield's collection.


This Coleman Model 5440-701
Focus 5 Propane Radiant Heater
is rated at 3,500 - 5000 BTU adjustable input.
This heater, in Steve Potter's collection,
is date stamped Nov. 1991


Coleman made the 5155 portable propane camp lantern (left)
while the 5155 J version (right) was made for the Japanese market.
The Japanese version uses an iso-butane fuel canister.
This is a two mantle lantern with electronic ignition.
Both are in Brien Page's collection.
The four feet swivel under the base of the lantern on the left for transporting.


This Model 5152 Coleman propane lantern
is date stamped May 1985.
John Stendahl, whose collection this is in,
notes that the propane bottle
is 5103A164 and is date stamped April 1992.


This Coleman Model 5179 Propane Yard Light
is date stamped April, 1985.
It is in John Morris's collection.


Coleman Canada made this Model 5429-701 one mantle lantern
that is date stamped Nov. 1986.
This lantern, in André Giguere's collection,
is also identified as Insta-Lite 2000 on the collar.
The lantern has a Piezo ignitor.


This Coleman Model 5340-700 stove,
in John Stendahl's collection, is unfired.
It is date stamped June 1988.
The wind screens are attached to the grate,
rather than the lid,
and fold down over the grate for storage.


Model 5154B700 lantern is a two mantle model
with electronic ignition.
This lantern, in John Stendahl's collection, is undated
but the paperwork that came with this unfired lantern is dated 1990.


Model 5130-700 was part of Coleman's Leisure Line.
The paperwork with this undated lantern was printed in February, 1991.
The orange plastic lever under the bail
rotates to the left to increase brightness.
This lantern, in Suzanne and Dana Kennison's collection,
takes a No. 51 mantle.


Model 5340B700 stove is date stamped June 1993.
This stove is in John Stendahl's collection.


The Northstar lantern, Model 2500-750G,
is the current top of the line propane lantern.
The one on the left with the amber globe is dated July '02
and the one on the right with the clear globe is dated Jan '02.
The lanterns, in Brien Page's collection,
feature electronic ignition and produce 550cp from the tubular mantle.


This Model Coleman 9400 propane stove is a larger unit that uses 20 lb propane tanks for fuel.
Each of the two burners is rated at 100,000 BTU's.
This stove, in Brien Page's collection, is date stamped March, 2004
and was made in China but was designed and engineered in Wichita, Kansas.


Coleman's Exponent Excursion lantern 9970-725 was assembled in China.
This 10 cp lantern uses Powermax fuel which is no longer produced.
The lantern requires a match to light and will run for 6 hours.
The lantern has a sliding rear reflector (middle image) and sliding front globe protector (right image).
The box is dated October, 2004.
This lantern is in John Rugotzke's collection.


Coleman's Model 9975 Expoonent Luminos
is undated but probably was made after Model 9970 above.
This model is lighter, includes electronic ignition and a small flashlight in the base (left image),
has 3 folding legs, and a cable hanger rather than a fixed wire as on the above model.
It also uses the discontinued Powermax fuel.
This lantern is in John Rugotzke's collection.


Brien Page reports that this Coleman Model 9933 propane skillet
does a great job of cooking eggs, sausage, bacon,
and everything else they have tried on camp outs.


This Coleman Model 5156-700 Lighthouse Lamp Lantern,
in Ken and Carol Lunney's collection, is undated
but the box indicates it was made in 2001 and has Patents Pending.


Coleman's Serenade Model 5157 propane table lamp (left)
and Model 9980-750 butane patio light (right) followed model 5156 above.
Both feature electronic ignition and
reflective conical heat shields
that helps reflects light, frosted globes, and black enamel ventilators.
The light on the right is in Brien Page's collection.


Coleman introduced the 2600 Series pinnacle lantern in 2005.
This lantern, in Brien Page's collection,
uses a 16.4 oz. propane cylinder
has electronic ignition, and is 550 cp.
The top of the lantern stores inside the base when the fuel bottle is removed.

 

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