Coleman Canada 168K

Discussion in '168K, 151 (Canada) 168KC, 168KS' started by Blueflame, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. Blueflame Canada

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    I see that this model has been posted in another thread. It is my favorite lamp. I was fortunate to have a fellow collector make a reproduction parchment shade and the inner mica globe with original style globe holder. Love the gentle hiss it makes when in operation. Sleeping pills not required.
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  2. JEFF JOHNSON

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    A fine example!:thumbup:
     
  3. Jean J

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    Fantastic shade.
     
  4. Sedgman

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    Quite interesting and the shade looks like what I have seen in books. :thumbup::thumbup:

    The finial is the same as those from 1935 and the shade holder is almost the same excepting that yours has the three dips in the triangular support. The burner you have must have been very new around the time of your lamp as the August 1945 168K I have has the one with the two ridges on the front which was also around in 1939.

    Glad you posted it; in a few days the number of 168K units that can be seen in the gallery have doubled.
     
  5. Tony Press

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    Great lamp, @Blueflame. :thumbup:

    Thank you for the detail in the photos.


    Cheers

    Tony
     
  6. MikeO

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    Nice shade, I wasn't sure if Roland was still making them. Also nice to see the mica chimney hanging as it should with the hooks in the little dips for centering. Coleman thought of everything back then.

    Mike.
     
  7. Kelly Cooley Canada

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    So cool (or hot, I suppose). @Blueflame I'm hoping you can help me out!

    I'm in southern Alberta. My 168K is from our family farm, and I'm interested in restoring it for use. The photos at the link below show the side stamp and date stamps (as near as I can tell it's from November 1941) and the bottom stamp only has Model No. 168K Use Generator R55 (in silver paint). Hopefully these photos are clear enough to see these details.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/QKRQHFdXstTAxzveA

    I was trying to source a 355 style globe and clip holder, but this has proven difficult. Your setup with the shade, shadeholder, and mica globe looks ideal. Is there any chance your collector friend could assemble another of these setups? Or if not, do you have any idea where I might source them elsewhere?

    My Dad told me that, to his recollection as a boy, this lamp was never shaded, but just hung from it's hook from the ceiling of his bedroom. Difficult to believe, and dangerous, but those were different times.

    I'd love to get this lamp going again while my Dad is still with us. Any help you can give would be appreciated greatly.

    Cheers,
    Kelly
     

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