Coleman Quick-lite CQ

Discussion in 'CQ, CQF, CQG, CQF' started by Michel, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. Michel

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    Hi all
    On the handle, I can read : Coleman Quick-lite CQ the Coleman lamp Co, Wichita, Kansas, USA
    What does CQ means ?
    I guess this lamp is around 1925 (?) please confirm

    it could have been sold by Markt & Co Ltd which was an american importator for France.
    they had a shop in Paris and Bruxelles
    lampes a pression, petrole,essence,alcool, chauffage rechauds

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  2. Wim

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    Bonjour Michel,

    a couple years ago I bought the same model on the French ebay. It came without glass shade.
    Starting in 1924 Coleman added a production date to all its products. If yours isn't dated, it will be older than 1924.
    The founts came in different colours (or laquers), I think yours was called "Flemish Bronze".
    It is a nice touch yours also has the hanging rod!

    Bien à vous,

    Wim
     
  3. Michel

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    Hi Wim
    no date on the bottom
     
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    As at the first day, the lamp runs at the first try this morning :D/

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    the only problem is the black button which is missing a half
    if somebody could find a spare for this old lady, this would be highly appreciated
     
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    The build quality is excellent and that is a fine example and as far as i know CQ=Coleman Quick-Lite.
     
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    Thanks for the comments, Wim
    Yes Jeff, the lamp is very heavy, we are not robbed with the brass weight ;-)

    the patent is engraved on the burner
    so I think this lamp is beetween 1919 and 1923

    In the gallery, I saw added letters after CQ (CQF, CQG)
    what are those letters for ? for the color ?
    Mine would be a CQF (flemish bronze) ?
     

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