This new light burned with a strong, steady white flame and was fueled by gasoline. was stricken with very poor eyesight, and was very interested in this new, steady white light that enabled him to read even the smallest print in books and on medicine bottles.
The young salesman was taking a stroll after a hard day’s work selling typewriters, and spotted a new type of lamplight in a drugstore window in Brockton, Alabama.
The standard lamp of the era burned kerosene and produced a smoky, flickering, yellowish light. Coleman saw potential in the new light, and through his vision a new company was born that would put America’s farms and ranches in a new light, and would eventually make his name synonymous with outdoor fun.
I know you guys are mostly into your battery powered toys but I know someone out there can help. Most are still in great working order but I just kinda screwed myself and broke the gas jet and air tube off an old model 200a They don't make them anymore.
I can get a new air tube but I'll still need the jet. Eventually I'd like to convert them to run on kerosene as well. Your Coleman 200A more at the main site here (also see links at bottom) site has some old Coleman mantles and globes for the best....
The American version depicted here, dated December 1950, has a nickel-plated fount and a painted red top.
made the original 200 for a brief time in 1950 and early 1951, while Coleman Canada made this particular model for a longer period of time, though its colour scheme was different.
So when I was given three grungy, dirty Coleman vintage camping lanterns, I tried fixing them.