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WWII Japanese Naval Lantern

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Hi, I am a brand new member here and this is my first post. I joined because my father has a lantern that came home from WWII and I am trying to find out anything I can about it. It has the original wooden case, instructions in Japanese and all of the parts and tools that came with it. Let me see if I can figure out how to post pictures on here.
If it works and anyone can offer any information on this it would be greatly appreciated.
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Sorry man. The people here know about coleman stuff. If you want to learn info about that, go to https://classicpressurelamps.com/
It’s a very cool lantern for sure. I know a little about that style. They run on kerosene/paraffin. There’s a little cup in there that you put denatured alcohol in to preheat. And that’s about it. Sorry. Oh! You can clean it off with simple green or soapy water. If you want to polish it (I wouldn’t. Has the prefect patina look to me.) you can use 0000 steel wool and mothers mag and aluminum polish. Or autosol. Basically the same thing. Then buff with yer microfiber towel.
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Welcome to the forum, from SW Missouri. I know nothing about your lantern, but certainly glad you are sharing it here. I hope to learn with you.
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160user wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:00 pm Hi, I am a brand new member here and this is my first post. I joined because my father has a lantern that came home from WWII and I am trying to find out anything I can about it. It has the original wooden case, instructions in Japanese and all of the parts and tools that came with it. Let me see if I can figure out how to post pictures on here.
If it works and anyone can offer any information on this it would be greatly appreciated.
Welcome to the forum, I’ll be shocked if no one here knows something about that beauty!

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Most likely a close clone to the petromax kerosene lanterns that have been around since WWI and similar clones available today. Be careful you don't break or damage anything. Once you get some background on those type lanterns, it will most likely fire up and run.
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I don’t know anything about it, but it sure is cool. Can’t t wait to see what others might say. Glad you shared it.
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wow , that is cool !!! thanks for sharing it here . need to find someone who can read Japanese . sure would like like to know the history of it .
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Awesome Lantern find!
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Very interesting lantern with a lot of history and in excellent original condition. I am sure many would like to know where your Father acquired it and a background story.

A real find, good luck with getting it going.
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It looks very much like the Japanese made Hakukosha model 3 lantern shown on the CPL site in the lamp reference gallery.
Quite an attractive looking lantern, and an excellent find. Thanks for showing it here.

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:cf_welcomejump: from Pennsylvania! That sure is a great item, and I thank you for showing it here! I've never seen one like that, but it's great that it has the case and other bits with it...how very nice that your Dad brought it back with him.

I lived in Japan 2½ years, and find that especially interesting. However, I don't read Japanese. As others have said, basic lighting instructions for kerosene lanterns apply. Each winter in Japan, the smell of kerosene was a familiar odor as I walked around town, from all the heaters they used. Been home from Japan nearly 34 years, and still miss it.
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Very cool. Love that drawer! I can see a few extra pump leathers in it. Wonder what the other goodies are in the those compartments.
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Thank you for sharing that here! I have a small collection of Japanese military rifles. I would love to find a lantern like that.
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Just a head's up to some. Just because this is the "Coleman" Collector's Forum" does NOT mean that this is the sole interest and expertise of many who are members ......
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In the serious collecting world, do not do anything to it, such as shining it up and such. Keep it as found until you find out its value, especially inn the Japanese market. If the lantern and its accessories are common, then you can do what you want. If it is rare, then its highest value will probably as found, untouched.
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Thank you everyone. My parents are getting up there in age and are moving this spring so they have been cleaning all the corners. I find this thing very unique but I just don't see myself as a lantern collector. I have enough bad habits as it is. Thanks everyone and I will keep trying to kind out more about this thing and try to get it into the hands of someone that will appreciate it.
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Link from classicpressurelamps forum.

https://classicpressurelamps.com/thread ... apan.1646/
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Welcome to the forum. I hope you can stay around a while.
That lantern bears some resemblance to Optimus or Petromax type lanterns, but not an exact match. Naturally, the Japanese would have put their own spin on what they copied from other makers, and this one is quite a beauty.
I suggest you search long and hard for info before selling it, and do not modify it in any way, (meaning, don't polish it or anything like that). Very nice piece, indeed!
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If you do decide to sell, send me a message please.
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gwillmot-
you seem partial to the B-17. (The Memphis belle in particular) Looks like you've almost got the complete cockpit.
I don't see an 8 day navigation clock though :-)
This one came out of a depot at Grand Central Air Terminal in Glendale, California.
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A wonderful piece. Do nothing to it or with it until you learn more about it! Aloha and welcome to the forum.
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Welcome to the forum.
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Yes, what Pancholoco said. Neil McRae / MacBurner.
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Hello again, 160user, here is the link to Neil McRae:
https://colemancollectorsforum.com/memb ... ile&u=2979
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A beautiful and rare lantern! Would love to see a picture or two of the inside of the burner area just by taking the vent off. Then we can tell by its design weather it gas or kerosene fueled. Sure looks like a petromax design.
The notch in the fuel knob and the navy badge soldered onto the fount is really interesting.
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Dmacp wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:36 am gwillmot-
you seem partial to the B-17. (The Memphis belle in particular) Looks like you've almost got the complete cockpit.
I don't see an 8 day navigation clock though :-)
This one came out of a depot at Grand Central Air Terminal in Glendale, California.
B-17 8 day clock navigation.jpg
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Welcome to the CCF and Happy New Year. I must say this is an interesting 1st post! I never really thought about foreign lanterns (except Canada) before but the item you have here is a piece of history and should be displayed in a museum ( CAF wing in CA?). I "am very curious on its operation to see if its similar to our beloved Coleman lanterns. Myself being active in the warbird community and loving everybody's awesome B-17/warbird collection, let me share a piece of flying history from CAFs own restored A6M Zero. First picture was the drilling out and prepping of the original Zero cockpit data plate so our Japanese member/pilot could rivet the plate in the cockpit. He is to my knowledge the only Japanese pilot to fly a Zero in the US territory since WW2.
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Welcome 160user.
It looks to me like a Hakukosha model no. 3 lantern. Japanese obviously.
I believe its a rare lantern. Its beautiful. The basic design featuring a mix of the Petromax 821, Optimus 200, a bit of Primus and Japanese customization overall.
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yes its beautiful and now with this information making this mystery more interesting....glad to be back to CCF
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Thank you everyone. I hope to find a collector that will appreciate this and display it, not leave it in a closet for another 50 years.
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wow!
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Very cool lantern for sure!!! Hope you decide to share some more pics of it and history here with us.
I'd love to have that lantern but 74Harley already called dibs, and I know I couldn't afford it either way.
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Hope you'll share some more pics with use
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Nice score and welcome.
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MYN927 wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:45 pm Welcome 160user.
It looks to me like a Hakukosha model no. 3 lantern. Japanese obviously.
I believe its a rare lantern. Its beautiful. The basic design featuring a mix of the Petromax 821, Optimus 200, a bit of Primus and Japanese customization overall.
Here’s a link to one at Classic Pressure Lamps site with a bit more info.
Neat piece!
https://classicpressurelamps.com/thread ... apan.1646/
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prolly more a museum piece than collector piece , IMHO !!!
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