Coleman 639 1/78 CP Rail

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  1. Chris1256 Canada

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    One of my newest lanterns and my first kerosene... a Facebook find from pretty close to me. I just noticed the CP Rail marked on the collar today and figured it was worth a few photos... Once I get it cleaned and running I’ll be sure to post some action shots 9FECE4EB-0523-4473-9EED-CBEEE3379933.jpeg 763AF256-FC99-44E6-A5E7-5F9CDAE172E8.jpeg 5F4E9CED-EE25-444B-976C-6BB20B9581A5.jpeg F412A0F8-E720-4EB0-BF74-5261BF7A30EB.jpeg DB8D4680-A9F7-4F7B-A271-3DCA00EBFCC0.jpeg 0DBC48A7-69D7-4F27-8D3E-56CC66BCCEE2.jpeg 462EE7F1-CB17-4467-8CA9-0634C446032C.jpeg 44C05567-1ABE-4F01-9157-734E0D6B6A92.jpeg 76162F6C-E8E4-4941-9F5E-0BAD0291C766.jpeg A5ABEF9E-FD73-4106-97FE-5FE6D33BC549.jpeg
     
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    Very nice, looks in very good condition as well.
     
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    Thanks yes it is other than a small bit of rash on the bottom.. I’m quite pleased with it. I was unaware of the CP Rail and the box when I purchased it so it was a pleasant surprise. A proud addition to the collection.
     
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    A very lucky find!:thumbup::clap::clap::thumbup:
     
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    Pardon, but what’s that signify? Canadian Pacific?

    John
     
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    Is there an ink stamp on the box anywhere that has it being shipped to the "Angus Yards" in Montreal, Quebec? That was a huge repair centre for the Canadian Pacific Railway and lots of the Coleman stuff for the CPR went there. I have a case of globes for 247R lanterns that was sent there--unfortunately none of the uber-rare CPR half frosted globes were in it. Rats!

    Great looking lantern and obviously a bit of a sleeper on Facebook marketplace.

    Mike.
     
  8. Chris1256 Canada

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    I’m no expert by any means but as far as I know that means it was made for use by the Canadian Pacific Railway
     
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    It was under a piece of masking tape
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    @Chris1256 Right, thanks.

    My Canadian Coleman 639, Feb of ‘73 - non-CP of course!

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  11. Chris1256 Canada

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    Very nice lantern... I have the 635 aswell but not near in as nice of shape unfortunately
     
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    It's always nice to find a lantern with some history. :thumbup:
     
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    Awesome find. Whenever I see a green 639 I try to check for the CP Rail embossing.

    I found mine with box (Angus Yards stamping as well) in a town with no CP Rail facilities. I really lucked out. Mine is dated 1984 and the tank label is different from yours.
     
  14. Chris1256 Canada

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    Nice.. makes me wonder how many they ordered
     
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    Nice lantern there. Made in Canada and used in Canada.
     
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    There are no shortage of them it seems. It seems like there's always at least one for sale on free classified sites or online auctions sites.
     

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