Sunshine Safety F-124

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  1. Toby Garner

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    Nice very old lantern cleaned up well and working. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    A grand old timer!:thumbup:
     
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    That’s a very nice Sunshine Safety lantern, @Toby Garner. :thumbup:

    How much of it is Coleman?

    Tony​
     
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    Nice find Mate ! In my opinion I think you’ll find it’s the more common of the two SS 327 that was made pre 1927 before Coleman became majority share holder of SS and changed the name to Sunshine Products when this occurred That’s when all the F prefix model numbers appeared
    The confusion is the 1933 Sunshine products catalogue claims credit for this model back to 1922 ….. which possibly could be correct if they (Coleman) were making it for Sunshine Safety Lamp Co pre 1927 which I suspect is the case
    The F124 has marked baffle plate Bakelite valve knob and different burner assembly
    I’m happy to be wrong though if I’m not right
     
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    Thank you all for the nice comments.

    @Tony Press the lantern was built by Coleman, but the fount with male threads on the filler cap, valve assembly with male threads for the generator, the Q99 with tapered ferrule, and collar/frame support are all Sunshine Safety specific.
     
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    Thanks, Toby.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    I love this old lantern :thumbup:

    regards,
    Titoo.
     
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    That’s a nice one @Toby Garner,
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    Hi Andrew, @Akeepsake , you are correct,
    Hiram’s records show these began shipping from Wichita, September 1923 to Sunshine Safety as SS lantern, no set screw burner mixing chamber, and double patent stamp on air tube on this one is consistent with examples starting from very late 1923 early 1924 to mid 1927 when the same mixing chamber gained a set screw for the air tube through 1929, steel baffles show up in this same time frame. The new stamped 5136 mixing chamber you mentioned ran from 1930 through 1940 for US Quick-Lite and model 220B.
    The “C” stamp on fiber wheel is also consistent with 1924.
    The bakelite valve wheel transitioned in 1928 following the “G” stamped fiber wheel the same year, and also continued to 1940 for US Quick-Lite lanterns and even model no. 220 slants.
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    @coleman54 cheers Larry always a wealth of knowledge !
    I wanted that box badly !!
    FYI I recently found a F145
     

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