Coleman BQ Bracket Lamp

Discussion in 'Wall brackets. PB, BQ, BQF. 102K' started by Tony Press, Apr 29, 2021.

  1. Tony Press

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    This is a Coleman BQ bracket lamp. The tank is stamped with the a Coleman logo and 4 1 (April 1931; which make it 90 years old). The BQ bracket lamps were made from 1920 to 1932.

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    Date stamp “4 1”.
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    The lamp fitted with the Coleman “Universal” shade holder.
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    I never did work out what the device on the bottom of the air tube was for.
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    “5136”
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    “O”. Note the screw. Note also that one burner tube is longer than the other.
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    “US Pt. May 13 1919/British Patent 153329/Made in USA”
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    The bakelite fuel control wheel has the curved arrow and CLOSE on front; and the curved arrow and CLOSE twice on the back.

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    This is the shade holder that came with this bracket lamp.
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    Testing...
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    My bracket lantern with this bracket lamp.
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    Some aspects of this lamp are discussed here:
    What lamp is this from?


    Cheers

    Tony
     
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  2. Fireexit1 United Kingdom

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    Great lamp Tony - thanks for posting !
     
  3. ROBBO55

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    Excellent, Tony! :thumbup:
     
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    Nice job Tony.
     
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    Very nice Tony :clap:

    Regards,
    Titoo.
     
  7. John

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    That’s a fine addition to any collection, nicely done.
     
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    A grand old lamp which was built to last!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Would have been in its day and still is a quite functional lamp.
     
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    Nice example and well documented.
    Cheers
    Pete
    @Tony Press
     
  11. Akeepsake

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    Nice one Tony! I’m still wondering about that of bracket on the air tube ??
    Obviously not factory ?
     
  12. ThosKiwi

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    Good day.
    Could that "contraption/bracket" possibly be the fixed support for an insect guard??
    Cheers
     
  13. Tony Press

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    The truth is, I’ve not found out what the bracket is for. It’s now in my “odd things found on lamps” box.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  14. Tony Press

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    I had this lamp running. I thought this photo was worth adding to the thread.

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    Cheers

    Tony
     
  15. Jean J

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    Just had a look at my one Tony and it’s stamped 1 7.
     
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    Jean

    Yours is not in the Reference Gallery: is it Canadian- or US-made?

    Cheers

    Tony

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  17. Jean J

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    Very faint Tony but definitely USA. A lot of my lamps aren’t in the gallery as I usually just put them into the Open Forum. Suppose I could add it now.

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    Tony
    Those are two nice lamps!
    Nice work!
    I’m curious if @Mackburner / Neil has any thoughts?
    Thank you
    Kevin
     

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