Coleman L427 lantern November 1926

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  1. george

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    Got this yesterday and haven't done a thing with it 20200219_124420.jpg - yet! Pretty nice shape except for the handle. Appears someone tried to get "creative" with it and really screwed it up! Have to work on that later
     
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    Looks great!
     
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    A lucky find!:thumbup:
     
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    Awesome find @george she looks in really good nick.
    The L427, L327 and the L227 are up there as my favourites.
    Looking forward to your fettle and of course, the money shot.
    Enjoy
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    Thanks to you all! The worst thing on the 427 is that handle; it looks like it was run over by a truck! Even the mica globe is in fine shape. It could be original, too. The top was a 9 out of 10, and for something almost 94 years I could not pass it up!
     
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    Very clean, love it
     
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    Looks well preserved and had not been fired up very much.
    I've never seen a single L427 or 327 here in my area and extremely unlikely I stand any chances of finding one in the wild.
     
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    Well they were sold in Malaya in the 1920s so you may still find an old Coleman one day. In fact there were two Coleman Kero lantern models sold there in 1929 and we don't know exactly what model they were or at least we think maybe they were models 221 and 222 because they were shipped out in 1929 as export kero lantens but we have no idea what they looked like. Keep on hunting and maybe solve one of the last Coleman mysteries. ::Neil::
     
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    Well at least still some hope. Thanks Neil.
    The 1920s had been quite a while back. I'd reckon they would have been mostly sold to the ruling British residents or perhaps the more well-to-do locals. Not so many local folks in old Malaya could afford a car or had much use for petrol/gasoline back then.
     
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    One will turn up when and where you least expect it I’m sure Myn.
     
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    A lot of the adverts are in English so I suspect they were the target market. There are lots of adverts over maybe a ten year period so I would assume a lot were sold. Easy enough to find here Digitised Homepage ::Neil::
     
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    I sure hope that be the case, @Jean J .
    @Mackburner
    Most printing would be in English back in the then British-ruled Malaya. In fact, Singapore had been part of Malaya back then. The rest, Chinese, Arabic and Indian.
    Your suspicion could well be right.
     
  13. george

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    @MYN Keep an eye on eBay, those 427s show up on there quiet often. No secret, I got the one I show here from eBay.
     
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    Great find and a lovely lamp, well done.
     

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