1925 (September) L427

Discussion in 'L427, LQ427, 2LQ' started by Doc Mark, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Doc Mark

    Feb 22, 2012
    Greetings, All,

    As you may have read in my post about finding a 1919 A-O-L Model QL recently, on the same day, and in the same store, I also found this nice old L427!! As I had never seen this type of lantern "in the wild", I went ahead and bought it, then found the 1919, too.

    Here is the L427 as I found it.


    Two shots of the ventilator markings.



    This L427 came with a later Coleman glass globe, with markings in light green. I wanted that globe anyway, and was planning to order a proper mica globe from Fred Kuntz, which I did, so not having the right globe wasn't a concern to me.



    Punched markings help to identify this, as does the outboard pump style.


    Too bad the fuel cap has been dinked up by some former owner, who was not very careful with his choice of tools to use when removing or replacing it. Dang it!!


    You can see that the regulating wheel has seen some damage, too, and I'd love to replace it with an undamaged one. However, as I'm sure these things don't grow on Coleman Trees, and as it still works well, I'll probably just leave it as it is.


    And, a better shot of outboard pump, shows the round head on the pump rod. I am thinking that there was even a slightly earlier version of this round headed pump rod knob, without the vent hole. Is that right? If so, no matter, as I love the look of this nice old pump, and it seems to work perfectly.


    Here are the date stamp marks, which I believe are correct for this period of the L427. If have that wrong, please let me know the correct information. Thanks!


    Two shots of the pump rod, and it's pump bucket. Even though it's still rather soft and pliable, I'll very probably replace with a brand new leather pump bucket.



    Here is the nice, but improper glass globe which this L427 was wearing when I bought it (on the right), and the new, far more proper mica reproduction globe (on the left) that Fred Kuntz made for this lantern! Thanks, very much, for your fine craftsmanship, Fred!!


    And, finally, here is the 1925 L427, all dressed up in it's new mica globe from Fred, and looking mighty good, me thinks!! ;) 8) :D


    Thank you, very much, for checking out my "new" 1925 L427, and if I have any of the information wrong, please don't hesitate to correct me. I've much to learn about these older Coleman lanterns, but am already in love them, just as I love the older Coleman stoves!! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
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  2. outback boy Australia

    Nov 15, 2011
    Gowrie juncton Queensland
    hi Doc, that's a fine old lantern you have there, i love these to, i like the external raised pump on these, like to see it fired up, Frank

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