Dating coleman lanterns
Prior to that, however, there are numerous lanterns without model ID stamped on the frame rest. Look on the very bottom of the fount for some numbers. To figure this out you'll need that number on the left and a model number.
Rather than building a flow-chart it will probably be easy to point you in the right direction to figure out what you have. If not there, you may find them stamped on the side of the fount. Once you have both of these numbers you can go to the International Coleman Collector's Club website Technical Information at is a chart shown there that will give you the spread of years that your lantern was made.
Canadian globes (thanks to Steve Retherford, Agostino Del Coro) Three variations of this of this are known.
There is also a straight sided 242 size sandblasted logo as well, unknown if Canada and USA both used this same style.
The 1983-2015 timeline is a catch all for the newer globes.
It’s a work in process trying to get the different globes dated and this should not be interpreted that the globes in this timeline were produced for all of those years. If you have a globe that’s not shown on this site and want to submit a photo please use the contribution form to send the information.
Sometimes you have to look hard but they often will have a month-year mark.
Coolers and lantern cases often have the imprint on the bottom.
Again 355 lamp globes are marked in the very same way depending on country of origin.The 355 lamp globes are marked in the very same way as the lantern globes from this time period, most of the paper stickers are long gone today.For USA made lanterns it has a sunshine logo on the front and says “PYREX Made in USA ” on the back.This section of the ICCC website is dedicated to one of our members, Darren Bentz, who sadly passed away at a relatively young age on March 3 2016.
The pages have initially been recreated pretty much as Darren had left them.
“Darren was a great collector and a friend of all who collected Coleman. and he documented the history of when globes were changed and the different styles used so others could learn.