Shopping Cart (0)
View cart
Item:
ON2526

Original U.S. Korean and Vietnam War Coleman Gasoline Lantern Set with Transit Chest

Regular price $395.00

Item Description

Original Item: Only one set available. This is a set of two Coleman manufactured gasoline lanterns with their original waxed cardboard boxes that come complete with brass key and spare parts, both in full operating condition along with a hugely rare original U.S. military issue wood transit chest.

Lantern one is vintage Korean War issue, stamped on bottom-

U.S.

LANTERN, GASOLINE, LEADED FUEL

COLEMAN

1952

It has the original waxed cardboard box stenciled with US Army National Stock Numbers (NSN) 31-L-408. This lantern comes complete with original PYREX made and etched glass and various spare parts.

Lantern two is Vietnam War issue, stamped on bottom-

U.S.

LANTERN, GASOLINE, LEADED FUEL

COLEMAN

1969

It has the original waxed cardboard case marked with US Army National Stock Numbers (NSN) 626-170--430. This lantern comes complete with original PYREX made and etched glass and various spare parts.

The Vietnam issue wood transit chest holds both lanterns and has a center section for parts and supplies. It is in very good condition with hinged top and is stenciled with Army designations.

This is a very unique set offered in operational condition. You won’t see a set like this again, this Coleman lantern design still is sold today, that’s how well they operate.

History of the Coleman Military Lantern- The above lanterns are later variants of the original 252 Milspec. The 252 Milspec lantern was designed for use in WW2. "White gasoline" use was recommended, but this lantern was special - it was the first that could burn anything that counted as gas. Designed by Coleman in conjunction with Aladdin and AGM under instruction from the Department of War, these lanterns were built exclusively for military use from 1943 until World War II ended in 1945. This demand brought several unique features to the 252, such as a built-in compartment for spare parts, a chained-on funnel and filler cap, and twin curved air tubes.

Shipping Restrictions

    This product is available for international shipping.

Payment Options

    Eligible for all payments - Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AMEX, Paypal, Amazon & Affirm

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Cash For Collectibles

WE BUY MILITARY ANTIQUES