Coleman 228B Lantern circa June 1931

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  1. george

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    Dated June 1931, probably one of the early examples. I believe production started to roll out of Wichita about May 1930.

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    Note: photo etched brass directions wheel
     
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    Now that is a fine lantern, @george! :thumbup:

    Tony
     
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    Thanks, Tony! One of my favorites.
     
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    A real beauty and the globe has some Mojo goin' on!

    Mike.
     
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    I’m turning as green as the top on that one George, what a wee beauty.
     
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    Those were built to last!:thumbup:
     
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    @george Stunning, a amazing example. The "big hat" 288's are some of my favorites. Nice lantern.
     
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    @george
    Excellent, I do like the big hats ...... amongst my favourites.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    I have quite a few other 220B and 228B's. They are my favorite 220/228 lanterns. In my opinion, these are the premier models of the 220/228. Well made, best material, and very dependable.
    The oldest I have dates to June 1930.
     
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    Time to 'fess up George--prefer the US dot-dash collar, or the Canadian "C-O-L-E-M-A-N" dot collar on the B's? P8020139.JPG

    Mike.
     
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    @MikeO What a beauty, Mike! NOS or just a great restoration? I have to admit I go for the US made. Canadian Coleman is another great line of Coleman collecting all by itself, in my opinion. I am already arse deep in US Coleman now so I decided to stick with just Wichita made.
    What year is your 220B?
    :D/
     
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    I really like the looks of the earlier 228s. I'm green anyway. I don't even have the later ones.
     

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