Propane lantern, stove & heater manufacturers C – Coleman – 1975

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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.


A French company, Camping Gaz International, made this Model PZ 206 butane fueled lantern. It includes a Piezo lighting system. The literature that came with the lantern is dated May, 1987. The gas cylinder fits inside the blue base and is punctured to start the flow of fuel into the lantern. The fuel canisters are no longer available except as new-old- stock. This lantern is in Dana and Suzanne Kennison’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., Buckner, Kentucky, made this single burner Model LP 371 “Portable Propane Gas Stove.” The model number only appears on the box that the stove came in. The stove legs and fuel cylinder support fold under the stove when not in use (lower image). This stove is in Marty Edwards’ collection.


Clayton & Lambert also made this two burner “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). The windscreens on this stove and the one above are notched along the bottom edge to be held in position by the grate wires.


Clayton & Lambert also made this radiant heater. The wire guard over the heat reflector is missing. A lantern badged for Clayton and Lambert, see below, uses the same base and propane cylinder holder. This heater is in Marty Edwards’ collection.


This propane lantern may also have been made by Clayton & Lambert or it may have been made by Goss Gas Inc. based on similarities of the valve to those on Goss models. There are relatively few propane appliances where the propane cylinder is behind the light. This lantern is in Brien Page’s collection.

This Sur-vivere 2000 LP lantern-stove appliance was manufactured by Clear Air Inc, an Ogden, Utah company. Unlike the earlier version made by Action Technology Inc., this version lacked a water heater and only includes a lantern and stove (upper image). Like the earlier version, this appliance uses heat from the two lantern mantles to heat the stove rack above. The appliance holds a 16 oz propane tank and includes an integral igniter (lower image). This unfired appliance is in Russ Slivinski’s collection.


The Coleman Lamp And Stove Co., Wichita, Kansas, 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 highlights 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.

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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.


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Three more Coleman LP lanterns, Model 5120 (top) with the fuel canister assembly removed, Model 5121 (bottom-left) from Coleman of Canada, and Model 5122 (bottom-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 made in Wichita. 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.


This 5402 Picnic Stove was also made in Wichita, presumably one or several years before Model 5402A above. The canister arrangement is the same as in the one above. This stove is in Tim Treutler’s collection.


Coleman – Toronto made this 5402 Picnic Stove and finished it with black paint. It has the same canister arrangement as above, is undated, and in Tim Treutler’s collection.


Coleman – Toronto also made this 5402 Picnic Stove finished it with green paint. They also changed the design so the grate fastened on the left side rather than the front. In this design there is no provision for a spare canister. This stove is in Roland Chevalier’s collection.



This 5404 Picnic Stove was made in Wichita with an aluminum case. Presumably it was made after the above stoves since it has clips to hold the canisters in place. This stove is in Tim Treutler’s collection.


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).


Coleman – Canada also made a 2 burner propane stove version of the above 3 burner model. This unfired Model 5405-498 Gas Hot Plate is unfired and undated. It is also in Ken and Carol Lunney’s collection.


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 case for this stove, in Brien Page’s collection, is aluminum.


This is a Model 5410-700 stove, Coleman’s first two-burner folding propane camp stove, made from 1969-71. This LP gas camp 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.

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