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adelcoro

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good morning
i've been collecting Coleman lanterns for many years 
I know Coleman lanterns and stoves  where used and still used in our Canadian Armed Forces

  I need help to identify this old Coleman lantern

Its a  Canadian model 236 dated 1949

I was told this could be from the Canadian military

The fount has 4B marked on it
,does this look familiar?
fourth Battalion ?fourth brigade?

I would also like to know what models our Armed Forces have been using over the years.
I believe the 236 621D 290 were used.

  Thanks for your help

Agostino
 

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A two digit call sign is too generic to tell much about who used it.  4B would most likely be the vehicle call sign for which the lantern was part of the stores. The 4th company/platoon/squad/ B=second sub-unit.  The lanterns would have been procured in bulk over the years by the CF Supply Depots and distributed throughout the areas - so any green, propane Coleman lantern could have been used at one time.
 

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Simian Turner said:
A two digit call sign is too generic to tell much about who used it.  4B would most likely be the vehicle call sign for which the lantern was part of the stores. The 4th company/platoon/squad/ B=second sub-unit.  The lanterns would have been procured in bulk over the years by the CF Supply Depots and distributed throughout the areas - so any green, propane Coleman lantern could have been used at one time.
Naphtha not Propane,
 

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Thank you for the info👍

most of these lanterns were in pieces and I slowly reassembled some of the parts ,some parts were added  to complete them and get them running again
most of these tanks were punctured (probably on purpose ?) 
here are more
tanks with different numbers and letters
I would appreciate any information 😊👍thank you
Agostino

 

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1951 trough 1964 Coleman 236 models
 

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1951-1964 models 236 Coleman Canada lanterns

Coleman USA  specifically made the model 252 for the US military.

I was told  from a good friend that served in the Canadian military ( God bless him he passed away last year after retiring and serving for 25 years )
that they used and still use regular civilian store bought lanterns and stoves.
the founts were identified individually with stencil only?

 

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Another lantern  I just added to my collection this one also has 4B on the carrying case.
I would appreciate more info on the 4B

Thank you
 

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1976 Coleman lantern
 

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adelcoro said:
1951-1964 models 236 Coleman Canada lanterns

Coleman USA  specifically made the model 252 for the US military.

I was told  from a good friend that served in the Canadian military ( God bless him he passed away last year after retiring and serving for 25 years )
that they used and still use regular civilian store bought lanterns and stoves.
the founts were identified individually with stencil only?
Canadian military used to buy purpose built military versions of Coleman products. Minor differences and came in military packaging.
 

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Jarnhamar said:
It could denote 4 platoon 2 (Bravo) Section

That would be x4B where x would represent the Company designator. (eg 14B would be A Coy, 4 Pl, 2 Sect)

adelcoro said:
Another lantern  I just added to my collection this one also has 4B on the carrying case.
I would appreciate more info on the 4B

Thank you

It would denote the Ops O for the fourth manoeuver Coy/Sqn at the Unit level or the fourth manoeuver unit at a Formation level.
 

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my72jeep said:
Canadian military used to buy purpose built military versions of Coleman products. Minor differences and came in military packaging.

All the stuff we got at our unit was stock civilian stuff for lanterns and stoves.
 

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Colin P said:
All the stuff we got at our unit was stock civilian stuff for lanterns and stoves.
civi stoves don’t have the “pin” I’ve on multiple occasions gotten new kit in plain Jane white boxes with green NSN and labels stating property of DND
 

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I agree the Canadian military only used civilian models
except maybe for the early 530 stoves and some early 1940s 500s stoves
 

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adelcoro said:
I agree the Canadian military only used civilian models
except maybe for the early 530 stoves and some early 1940s 500s stoves
30 plus years in uniform and like I said I have had new stoves and lanterns from Coleman in my supply in plain jane white boxes with green writing stating NSN, and saying STOVE COLEMAN TWO BURNER NAPTHA CONTRACT NUMBER 1234567 DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE.
Take that as you will.
 

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Not uncommon for them to get a run of boxes in plain packaging as it saves them money if the order is big enough. Back in the 70-80's I never saw a new stove or lantern come in anything but the commercial box. perhaps they ordered enough at one time to justify new packaging. You would have to compare the military one with the retail one side by side to see any actual differences.
 

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Colin P said:
Not uncommon for them to get a run of boxes in plain packaging as it saves them money if the order is big enough. Back in the 70-80's I never saw a new stove or lantern come in anything but the commercial box. perhaps they ordered enough at one time to justify new packaging. You would have to compare the military one with the retail one side by side to see any actual differences.
Never seen any differences in lanterns but the stove pin is distinct to the military.
 

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The stove pin is installed by gun plumbers, on all versions of the stove.
 
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