This spirit/alcohol preheater can
came with an AIDA Model 233 lantern
in Ralph Trask’s collection.
Note the antlered deer logo
that signifies the AIDA brand.
This funnel and pricker came with a Model 2-K iron made by the Akron Lamp Co. circa 1930. Some manufacturers who supplied funnels with appliances did not include a filter in the funnel as did Coleman (below on this page) but the funnel often included a loop on the rim as seen here. The pricker wire has been lost from the handle. The handle is 2 1/4″ long with a 9/16″ loop at the end.
This wrench, in Dwayne Hanson’s collection, came with an unfired 287 lantern
that was manufactured by the American Gas Machine Co., Albert Lea, Minnesota.
The wrench is 4 1/4″ long and with nut openings of 7/16, 3/8, & 5/16″.
Mike Morgan got this wrench with an AGM No. 3 stove.
The shape of the 5 3/4″ long wrench
is similar to the shape of the AGM wrench above.
The wrench openings are 5/8 & 3/8″.
This wrench came with an AGM No. 4 stove in Jan Dyke’s collection.
The wrench is 4 7/8″ long and fits the recessed 15/16″ filler cap
and the 7/16″ valve wheel gland nut.
This unmarked wrench came with an AGM No. 7 stove
in Greg Rubin’s collection.
The 5″ long wrench fits the 5/8″ recessed filler cap
and the 7/16″ valve wheel gland nut.
American Gas Machine Co., Inc. supplied this 391-280 wrench
with their Model 3020 kerosene lantern.
Unlike the 3470 wrench below, this one was not fastened to the lantern.
It is 4 9/16″ long with nut openings of 3/4, 5/8, 9/16, 1/2, 7/16,3/8, and 5/16″
and a tapered 5/16-5/32″ slot for generator tips.
This wrench is in Fred Kuntz’s collection.
American Gas Machine Co. Inc. attached wrenches
to the wing nut in the base of the globe cage of several lantern models.
This wrench was included with a Model 3470 lantern.
It is 2 9/16″ in diameter
and fits nut sizes 5/8, 9/16, 1/2, 7/16, 3/8, & 5/16″
& includes a tapered 1/4-1/8″ slot for generator tips.
This wrench came with Brien Page’s Model 2534 three burner camp stove.
The wrench is 3 1/2″ long and fits nut sizes 1/2 & 3/8″ at the ends –
everything on the stove.
The center six-sided hole is for 5/16″ nuts.
This 5″ long wrench fits nut sizes 15/16, 7/16, 3/8, & 5/16″ nuts.
As the 15/16″ fuel cap is an unusually large size
that is only found on some AGM lamp and lantern models from the late 20’s,
this may be wrench L49 that was sold with those models.
Note that the wrench is stamped LAMPS & LANTERNS.
This unusual paper with foil backing funnel
is meant to be folded as shown in the diagram in the center panel.
Jan Dyke believes the funnel was made in Canada
as it came with a 1950’s Canadian Coleman 200
and the instructions are in English and French.
Please email me if you have more information on this funnel.
Coleman made this wrench for their Model R lamp.
The wrench, in Shirley Willard’s collection, is 6 5/8″ long,
not including the offset
and has openings of 5/16″, 1/2″, 9/16″, and 7/8″ nut sizes.
This wrench came with George Rocen’s Model M Coleman lamp.
It is 4 7/8″ long, and fits nut sizes 13/16, 9/16, 7/16 & 5/16″
plus it has a slot that is 5/32″ wide for generator gas tips.
Coleman made this wrench for the CQ lamp model.
It is 4 7/8″ long and fits nut sizes 13/16, 19/32, 7/16, and 11/32″.
This wrench is in Neil McRae’s collection.
Coleman made this LQ 66 wrench for their Quick-Lite lamp & lantern models
as well as for comparable models for Sunshine Safety.
The wrench is 4 7/8″ long with 13/16, 9/16, 7/16″ openings
and a 3/8″ diameter hole for hanging.
This wrench is in Bob Willard’s collection.
This wrench and funnel came with a No. 2 Coleman Canada iron
in Roland Chevalier’s collection.
The 2 1/2″ long wrench fits 1/2″ hex and 1/4″ square fasteners.
The spun aluminum funnel lacks a filter and
measures 2″ tall, 2 1/4″ diameter at the top,
and 5/16″ at the spout.
This wrench came with a Coleman L220 lantern dated Aug. 1928.
The instructions with the lantern identify this wrench
as part no. 362-950.
It is 4″ long and fits nut sizes 11/16, 7/16, & 2, 5/16″
plus a 5/32″ slotted generator tip remover.
This wrench also came with iron Models 4A & 609.
Coleman made this cleaning needle,
part number 104-905,
to clean gas tips on early generators
before built-in tip cleaners were designed.
There is a 0.006″ wire at each end of this
1 5/16″ long shaft.
Coleman made this Q44 wrench
to unscrew the generator tips for cleaning or replacement
on Quick-Lite models.
The wrench is 1 1/4″ long with a 5/32″ wide opening.
Coleman used combination fuel and air gauges from the U.S. Gauge Co., New York City,
from the late 20’s through the 1930s for some of their models of heaters and ranges. This gauge, which is mounted vertically in the tank, registers the fuel level mechanically on the upper, red part of the dial (upper image) by using a floating cork (lower image) to move the red arrow. The gauge registers the pressure mechanically by flexing the Bourdon tube (A – upper image) which moves the black arrow (B – upper image) across the lower, black part of the dial (Boschen). This gauge from a Model 975D range is in Larry Hillhouse’s collection.
This burner cleaner tool came with a Coleman 609 iron.
The tool is 3 1/8″ long, 1/4″ wide, and 0.015″ thick.
Coleman recommended pushing the right end of the tool
through subflame burner slots to remove any dirt or carbon
once every three months.
Coleman sold this 307-930 carbon scraper in the 1930’s and ’40’s
to clean large generator tubes.
The tool is 10 1/4″ long to the loop handle and has a sharpened end (lower image).
This tool is in Warren Wright’s collection.
This is a Coleman “Universal Wrench,”
that was designed to be used on several appliances.
In this case it came with a Canadian Model 4A iron.
It is 4 7/8″ long and has openings
that are 13/16, 11/16, 9/16, 1/2, 7/16, 3/8, & 5/16″
as well as a tapered opening 1/4-1/8.”
This steel funnel came with a Coleman 520 stove with four legs
that is date stamped 1942.
Bob Foerster, whose collection this is in, notes that the shape of the funnel bowl
is much the same as the burner cup and may have been pressed in the same machine.
The funnel bowl has no hole to attach a chain to fasten it to the stove,
perhaps leading to the funnels being lost from this model.
Coleman made this combination handle-wrench
for the Model 530 “GI pocket stove.”
The handle is 4 3/8″ long x 1 2/5″ high to hold the
pots into which the stove fits.
The wrench accepts 9/16 & 3/8″ nuts.
This eccentric wrench made by Coleman, part no. 220-B-950,
nicely fits the globe base nut on 220/228 lantern models.
This 3 5/8″ long wrench, in Neil McRae’s collection,
is bent at the base to accept a 9/16″ nut.
Coleman supplied cans for pouring preheating alcohol
into their kerosene fueled lanterns such as Model 237.
Most of these cans are of unpainted steel.
This can, in Don Colston’s collection, is painted and with use directions on both sides.
The bend in the tube allows the user to fill the cup without removing the globe.
This all brass Coleman can for meth spirits (alcohol)
does not appear in any Coleman literature we have seen
and is unfamiliar to North American collectors.
It may have been an export item or produced
by a Coleman subsidiary in another country.
Geir Wilhelmsen found this preheater can in Norway.
These more recently made plastic alcohol preheater bottles still have brass pouring tubes. Each has the Coleman parallelogram logo on the lid. The one on the left has a snap-on cap and came with a Coleman Canada 237 dated November, 1954. The one on the right has a screw-on cap and came with an undated Col-Max 333 that was made in Hong Kong. These preheater bottles are in Dean DeGroff’s collection.
The Coleman Lamp & Stove Co., Wichita,
made this No. 1 funnel before the mid-1930’s,
presumably under license from the Schuyler Co.
The directions for use label (lower image) is usually missing.
This funnel is in Tim Treutler’s collection.
To see an earlier Schuyler version of this funnel, click here.
Coleman Canada made the No 0 filter funnel on the left and Coleman US made the one on the right.
These aluminum funnels have the blue felt filters
mounted in metal rings of aluminum (left) and copper (right).
The copper-aluminum combination will act as a battery when the felt retains moisture
so the filter corrodes into place. Most US funnels have aluminum rings.
The Canadian funnel has a fine brass screen (not seen) below the felt filter.
Coleman in Wichita probably made this No. 0 aluminum funnel for Sears.
The funnel came with a Sears stove that Dave McFarlan dated Jan. 1965.
Coleman used check valve tools like this one
in the Wichita factory from the 1930’s to the 1960’s.
The two enlarged sections serve to guide the tool in the pump well.
The flat bit is similar to the one on 413-9401 below.
This 14″ long tool is long enough for use on stoves.
It is in Jim Nichols’ collection.
Coleman Part No 413-9401 is a check valve tool
in Bob Hitchcock’s collection,
It appears in Coleman Parts Catalog 32A
which is dated Aug. 1955.
The check valve tool has been used in the Wichita factory
from the 1970’s to the present.
It accepts the check valve with the pump stem
and is used with a 1/2″ drive socket wrench.
The hardened end of the tool can be ground down to restore the bit
This 8″ long tool is in Jim Nichol’s collection.
Another tool in Bob Hitchcock’s collection
is this Coleman modified Utica brand pliers 1300-8.
Coleman ground off the end of the pliers so it could be used
to grip a burner tube for removal
without removing the air tube.
This Coleman wrench is part no. 605-950.
It is 4 1/8″ long
and fits nut sizes 11/16, 9/16, 1/2, 7/16, 3/8, & 5/16″
and a slotted generator tip remover
that tapers to 5/32″.
This wrench came with Coleman Model 236 and 237 lanterns
made by Coleman in Canada in the late 1960’s according to John Garry.
It is 4″ long and has 11/16, 9/16, 1/2, 7/16, 3/8, and 5/16″ openings
plus a 1/4-1/8″ slotted opening,
presumably for generator tips.
This wrench is in Shirley Willard’s collection.
This 576-750 Aluminum Stove Cook Kit (top) and 508-1601 wrench (bottom)
came with this unfired 400A stove in Matt Highstreet’s collection.
The two halves (pots) fit together to hold the stove when not in use.
The pot base (top, upper image) is 5″ on each side
but expands to 6 1/2″ tall with the stove inside.
The 3 1/2″ long wrench is stamped with 7/16 and 5/16″ openings.
Continental-Licht und Apparatebau Gesellschaft m. b. H. Frankfurt am Main, Germany
made Transportable Lamp No. 66 circa 1910.
These two wrenches were supplied with the lamp,
that is in Erik Leger’s collection.
The upper wrench is 154.5mm in length and has openings of 24, 13.45, and 8mm.
The lower wrench is 146mm long and has openings of 13 and 8mm.
These two wrenches came with a Continental-Licht Model 4615S
searchlight lantern in Erik Leger’s collection.
The upper wrench is 115mm long and has 19.3 and 8mm openings.
The lower wrench is 130mm long and has 13 and 8 mm openings.
This holder with two prickers/orifice cleaners came in an envelope labeled for Evening Star/Kildark, brands of Curtis’s & Harvey Ltd., later Lighting Trades and Welsbach Ltd. The 0.005″ diameter wires, now nearly gone, are held in a handle that has an overall length of 3.3″ ending in a 0.5″ loop, The handle wire diameter is 0.05″. This pricker set is in Neil McRae’s collection.
This wrench came with a Foote Mfg. Co., Dayton, Ohio, lamp
in Dwayne Hanson’s collection.
The wrench is 4 3/8″ long and has 5/8″ hex and square openings,
which are compatible with the nuts and bolts on the lamp.
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