1942 Coleman 327 Canada

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  1. James

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    I bought this as it had a decent mica globe, although it is missing the lighting door. I have it running on a 75% Kero 25% CF blend.

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    Hello James, how would you rate the light output on that mix? Jeff.
     
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    Wow that's a "late" date for a 327...
    Is that kosher, or could it have been
    serviced by Coleman with later parts..,
    like a fount?
    Looks like a good lantern!
     
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    The date will be correct. Coleman Canada made this 327, 427 and 427K at least to 1943 and possibly up to the end of WW2. I don't think I have see the 327 before but I know of maybe three 427K models in captivity dating to 1942 and 1943.
     
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    It's pretty bright, but I think it would be brighter on straight CF.
     
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    Thanks James and will you be trying it on just Coleman fuel for comparison of the light output? Jeff.
     
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    Thank you Neil, for setting me straight on the production history and times.
    Amazing how Coleman USA and Coleman Canada were so diverse...
    Cheers
    ThomasL
     
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    Yes Canada did their own thing. They made lamps to service their particular market which included most of the export business. Canada and the British Empire favoured kero as a fuel so they made some models that were never made in the US and they tended to hang on to models long after Wichita had dropped them because the home and export market still demanded these lamps when the US market had moved on. The Quick-Lite ended in the US around 1931 ish but they lived on in Canda to at least 1943 and possibly to the end of WW2. They also made a kero version of 427 which was never made in the US. ::Neil::
     
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    By the bent curves in the bail the ventilator is incorrect.

    Late 1930's and early 1940's model 327 Coleman Canada 'Signal' designated lanterns used a wider brim 'Mountie' style vent.

    The style of vent as on the lantern wasn't in use after about 1936.

    Interesting to see a late 327 export model, scarce in Canada.

    Best regards.
     
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    1375082754-327_Signal.JPG

    Here's an image from the June 1938 Coleman Canada catalog which shows the correct configuration of the model 327 'Signal' lantern parts with wide brim ventilator. Subsequent year production models followed the same pattern.
     
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