Coleman LQ 327 (Canada, 3/26)

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  1. Tony Press

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    Here is my resurrected Canadian-made LQ327. It was in pretty rough shape when I got it.


    Here with a Fred Kuntz mica globe after fettling.
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    Brass 2-piece hood (vent) -formerly nickel plated, but the nickel was long gone. Note the repair (brazing a plate on the top of the cap and drilling a hole for the stud).
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    The bottom of the tank (steel) had been reparied or refitted at some time in the past. It was rusty on the inside.
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    "Coleman Quick-Lite Made in Canada 26 3"
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    Fettled and painted globe cage.
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    Note the after market hole cut in the bottom of the cage to allow the lantern to be lit when it was fitted with a glass chimney (globe).
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    The hood (vent).
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    "Coleman"
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    "The Coleman Lamp Company Limited"
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    "Toronto Canada"
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    The collar:

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    "Coleman"
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    "Quick Lite"
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    The centre plate (corroded in parts): "Coleman Quick-Lite Made in Toronto Canada"
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    I replaced the R55 generator that came with the lantern with a Q99. I also replaced the screwed rod for the vent.
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    Canadian patent/registration 1920; British patent/registration 1922.


    This plate was fitted the globe cage so that it could close an after-market hole that was cut in the bottom of the cage to allow the lantern to be lit when fitted with a glass chimney (globe).
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    Fitted with the glass globe it came with.
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    As it came:
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    Up and running.
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    I'll post some pics of this fettling of this lantern here later in the week.


    Cheers

    Tony
     
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  2. David Shouksmith

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    Nice restoration, Tony - well done... :clap: :thumbup:
     
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    Well fettled. The repairs are part of it's history.
     
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    Hi Tony,

    I love old Coleman Quick-Lite.
    Nice restauration, very well :clap:
    Regards,
    Titoo
     
  5. adelcoro

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    Great work Tony
     
  6. Tony Press

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    Here is a 1929 Australian 'generic' advertisement for the Coleman 327 lantern. [Melbourne Argus, 1929]

    I will post this, and a string of other contemporary advertisements, in the Reference Library when I've organised them all.


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    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Great fettle Tony!

    Very interesting advertisement....."with built-in pump 70/-"
    An extra 5 shillings for a LQ427!
    I wonder how much the variously sized hand pumps sold for at the time?
    Cheers
     
  8. Tony Press

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    @ThosKiwi

    I've amassed a few of these ads from the period and will post in a long thread when I'm back from my travels. I'll keep my eyes open for a pump price.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    That is a fair tidy achievement. is nit ok if wanted to have the tank re-chromed or is that a stretch taboo ?
     
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    I bet that first burst into light and new life must be really satisfying after decades of silence and all the fettling you did . bows to excellence ..
     
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    There’s nothing wrong with re-nickel-plating an old lamp.

    And, yes. Getting it running again is a great feeling.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Well done @Tony Press, I really enjoyed your Fettle description. The Coleman L227, L327, and the L427 are particular favourites of mine and I’m pleased to see this fettle.
    A 93+year old lamp restored for the enjoyment of the now and in the future. This is what we do and Tony you do it well.
    Cheers
    Pete
     

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