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Coleman Lantern
« on: January 30, 2018, 08:17:54 »
 good morning
 i've been collecting Coleman lanterns for many years 
 I know Coleman lanterns and stoves  where used and still used in our Canadian Armed Forces

  I need help to identify this old Coleman lantern

Its a  Canadian model 236 dated 1949

I was told this could be from the Canadian military

The fount has 4B marked on it
 ,does this look familiar?
 fourth Battalion ?fourth brigade?

 I would also like to know what models our Armed Forces have been using over the years.
 I believe the 236 621D 290 were used.

  Thanks for your help

Agostino

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Re: Coleman Lantern
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 08:57:45 »
A two digit call sign is too generic to tell much about who used it.  4B would most likely be the vehicle call sign for which the lantern was part of the stores. The 4th company/platoon/squad/ B=second sub-unit.  The lanterns would have been procured in bulk over the years by the CF Supply Depots and distributed throughout the areas - so any green, propane Coleman lantern could have been used at one time.
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Re: Coleman Lantern
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2018, 08:05:36 »
Thank you 😊

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Re: Coleman Lantern
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2018, 08:15:50 »
A two digit call sign is too generic to tell much about who used it.  4B would most likely be the vehicle call sign for which the lantern was part of the stores. The 4th company/platoon/squad/ B=second sub-unit.  The lanterns would have been procured in bulk over the years by the CF Supply Depots and distributed throughout the areas - so any green, propane Coleman lantern could have been used at one time.
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Re: Coleman Lantern
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2018, 13:06:03 »
Thank you for the info👍

 most of these lanterns were in pieces and I slowly reassembled some of the parts ,some parts were added  to complete them and get them running again
 most of these tanks were punctured (probably on purpose ?) 
here are more
tanks with different numbers and letters
 I would appreciate any information 😊👍thank you
Agostino


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Re: Coleman Lantern
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2018, 13:12:02 »
1951 trough 1964 Coleman 236 models

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Re: Coleman Lantern
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2018, 13:17:53 »
1951-1964 models 236 Coleman Canada lanterns

 Coleman USA  specifically made the model 252 for the US military.

 I was told  from a good friend that served in the Canadian military ( God bless him he passed away last year after retiring and serving for 25 years )
that they used and still use regular civilian store bought lanterns and stoves.
the founts were identified individually with stencil only?