Propane lantern, stove & heater manufacturers D – M


The Dana Manufacturing Corp., Port Ewen, New York, made this Model 14 Vestergaard brand stove. Note the burner panels in the slide out position of this compact stove for cooking with larger pots or pans. This stove is in Brien Page’s collection.



Goss Gas, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania made Models 102 (above) and 100 (below). Both feature cooking surfaces above the lantern and functioned as heaters. These are in Brien Page’s collection. Model 102 includes a sliding base plate that allows for storage of extra mantles and the cooking grid. Another example of Model 100 can be seen here.

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Goss Gas, Inc. also sold appliances under the Adams brand. The Adams Sports Heater (left) provides hot air from the rectangular duct near the top front of the unit. The Sports Heater can be converted to a stove by sliding it out of the case; note the grate above the burner (right). Brien Page also has an optional Adams Sports Lite (right) that fits on the burner of the Sports Heater to convert the stove into a lantern. Goss also sold the Model 152 stove and lantern combination appliance separately; it was as the above (right) without the heater shell.

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Goss Gas as Adams also made a 3-In-1 Sports Heater – seen here in front view (left) and back view (right). This heater, in Brien Page’s collection, includes storage for two propane cylinders and a hookup to one of them, plus a lower storage compartment that included an orifice for cold weather. The bolt on the mounting bracket controls the angle of the reflector.


H.C. Lanterns, another company whose primary market is the Amish, makes this Model 360-1 propane lantern. This large single mantle lantern comes with a 500 cp mantle and large Peerless globe. Note the unique gray porcelain ventilator. The base is a Coleman propane lantern part that they supply with the lantern.


Humphrey Products, Kalamazoo, Michigan, made this CooKit two burner stove. The stove appears to date to the 50’s and uses a 20 lb propane cylinder. Brien Page, whose collection this is in, reports that the burners are large and produce a lot of heat.

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Humphrey also made this Model CL1 Camplite during this same time period. It is made to be connected by a hose to a larger propane tank. The cast burner can be compared to the later Paulin version here. This light is in Glenn Knapke’s collection.


This stove is identified as Jet Gaz and Made in France. It is fueled by a butane cartridge. The cartridge was distributed in the U.S. by Aladdin Lighting & Heating (ALH). This stove may date to prior to 1978 according to Suzanne and Dana Kennison, whose collection this is in.

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Lancaster Lanterns made this 500 cp propane lantern, Model 902s. The base is aluminum while the ventilator is stainless steel. The primary market for this company is the Amish. Since it consumes a 16.2 oz container of propane in 2 hours, they also sold an adapter to refill the 1 lb container from a 20 lb cylinder.


The Lenk Manufacturing Co., Boston, Massachusetts, made this LP Picnic Cook Stove in the 1950’s. The stove takes two large fuel canisters in the otherwise empty space below the burners. This stove is in Brien Page’s collection.


This lantern was manufactured by the Lenk Mfg. Co. as a companion piece to the LP Picnic Cook Stove. The fuel canister is labeled Franklin, Kentucky. This lantern, in Glenn Knapke’s collection, has a steel ventilator. These threaded fuel canisters are still manufactured by Lenk.


This Therm’X brand LP heater was manufactured by the Société Lyonaise des Applications Catalytiques, Caluire, France. Kent Kirkpatrick, whose collection this is in, made a fitting to adapt it to a propane canister. The unit can also be wall mounted.

Maxco Industries Pty. Ltd., North Sydney, Australia, made this three burner Maxie-Gas LP stove, perhaps in the 1970’s, according to Iain Sedgman, whose collection this is in. LP gas is supplied through an orange hose that can be seen entering the stove in the front left corner.


This stove is Model LPA-8 Insta-Lite, made by the Metalcraft Mfg. Corp., St. Louis, Missouri. It takes the smaller LP (liquified petroleum gas) canisters as seen on the lanterns below. This stove is in Brien Page’s collection. We do not know what relationship there is, if any, between the Metalcraft Mfg. Corp. and the Insta Lite Co. of Edgerton, Wisconsin below.


A two burner version of the above stove, Model LPA-10, also made by the Metalcraft Mfg. Corp., and in Brien Page’s collection. This stove has two LP canisters/burner and is hinged in the middle to fold up for carrying. The metal flaps fold down when he stove is operating.

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Two of these LP fueled 3 Insta-lite lanterns were made by the Insta Lite Co., Edgerton, Wisconsin. They are Model LPA-15 (left), and LPA-6 (right). LPA-16 (center) was manufactured by the Metalcraft Mfg. Corp., a Division of Knapp-Monarch Co., St. Louis, Missouri, from a box and lantern in Jim Flynn’s collection. These lanterns are in Brien Page’s collection.

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Insta-Products Co., a Division of Knapp-Monarch Co, St. Louis, Missouri, also sold lantern Model LPA-6 (above) with a pole, canister holder, and protective dome as a “Patio Light” (left). This lantern is in Glenn Knapke’s collection.


This Insta-Lite stove was made by Pressure Can Corp. in Edgerton, Wisconsin. This model used a single LP fuel canister that fit under the metal lid on the left side of the cooking surface. Note the control knob for the case in the front left corner. This stove is in Brien Page’s collection.


Another unidentified LP canister stove made by the Pressure Can Corp., this stove has similar features to the one above. The metal plate on the left has been raised to show the canister position. This stove is in Jason Doss’ collection.


This two-burner stove is very similar to the one above but the labels identify it as The “Sportsman” by Insta Products Co., a division of Knapp-Monarch Co., St. Louis, Missouri. The door to the LP fuel canister on the left side is raised for the image. This stove is in Brien Page’s collection.

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