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New Girl

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I found a lamp locally today. Poor girl has been beat up in its past life. I will try again for picture to upload. No markings except the black handle. Coleman Quick Lite
CQ. It was made in Kansas,USA. Curious should there be more. I fear she will take weeks to get her apart. I am so hooked now on these. Seeing all the ones you all have restored etc. Oh my I have a problem.
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Sounds like a pre-date CQ. Great lamps and simple to work on. I'm afraid to admit how many I own 😁
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Fun. Those are simple and super dependable. I have a couple in the house for outages.

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It keeps telling me the picture is to large ... grr
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Sounds like a great find, you need to run your pictures through a resizer.
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MommaG wrote: ↑Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:01 pm It keeps telling me the picture is to large ... grr
Might look through here.

https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/ ... m.php?f=14
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Many of the worst ones I've found have polished up to look amazing.
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Nice early CQ! Looks like it will clean up nicely πŸ‘
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That should polish up well.
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Tgarner01 wrote: ↑Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:54 pm Nice early CQ! Looks like it will clean up nicely πŸ‘
I has a few injuries. This is the first non working lamp I have purchased. No stamp on metel just the black handle.
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Rubing wrote: ↑Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:08 pm That should polish up well.
Any idea jow old it might be?
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Very nice! I have several of these as users and they are fun to run, congrats!
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MommaG wrote: ↑Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:12 pm
Tgarner01 wrote: ↑Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:54 pm Nice early CQ! Looks like it will clean up nicely πŸ‘
I has a few injuries. This is the first non working lamp I have purchased. No stamp on metel just the black handle.
That's a typical early CQ. I forget what year Coleman transitioned from the short fount tall handle to the tall fount short handle but I'm thinking 1922 maybe? Yours is the earlier of the two and would not have been dated until late 1924. Is there a patent stamp on the air tube?
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74HARLEY wrote: ↑Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:19 pm Sounds like a great find, you need to run your pictures through a resizer.
Thank you !
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Tgarner01 wrote: ↑Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:16 pm
MommaG wrote: ↑Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:12 pm

Looks like May 18 1912 ?? Dirty thing
Tgarner01 wrote: ↑Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:54 pm Nice early CQ! Looks like it will clean up nicely πŸ‘
I has a few injuries. This is the first non working lamp I have purchased. No stamp on metel just the black handle.
That's a typical early CQ. I forget what year Coleman transitioned from the short fount tall handle to the tall fount short handle but I'm thinking 1922 maybe? Yours is the earlier of the two and would not have been dated until late 1924. Is there a patent stamp on the air tube?
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MommaG wrote: ↑Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:54 pm
Tgarner01 wrote: ↑Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:16 pm
MommaG wrote: ↑Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:12 pm

Looks like May 18 1912 ?? Dirty thing
Tgarner01 wrote: ↑Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:54 pm Nice early CQ! Looks like it will clean up nicely πŸ‘
I has a few injuries. This is the first non working lamp I have purchased. No stamp on metel just the black handle.
That's a typical early CQ. I forget what year Coleman transitioned from the short fount tall handle to the tall fount short handle but I'm thinking 1922 maybe? Yours is the earlier of the two and would not have been dated until late 1924. Is there a patent stamp on the air tube?
If there is a patent date it'll be 1919 so you're looking at the 1919-22ish range. If the fount is solid (most are) it'll run. Lots of Quicklite parts out there to be had. Look forward to the lightup πŸ‘
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I am excited and hesitant. I just cleaned it a bit and yes 1919 ... I have an old lamp 1927 168K if I remember it right. Made in Canada so I was looking for the Sunshine stamp etc. I had no idea what this one was other the bent all to crap. I remember when I joined the group to find out what this lamp was. So now I have 2 lamps an iron 4 stoves 2 heaters and 5 lanterns ... but this is the first one I am going to have to really work on. I love the lamps. I would sell my diamonds for a chandelier.
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It has the double wave shade holder. I'm not sure what that's about. Does it have the soldered bolt on the bottom?
A square peg will fit,,, eventually :idea:
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It looks like it
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I would straighten a few things and see if it lights.

You need a burner tube and "mantle hanger" I am sure I have one if you want it.
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I have bits I may have one. I am mostly concerned about the generator. My plan was to get the gas cap off first. See if it holds pressure then try to lite her.
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Has a lead seal under that gas cap, which need to be fairly snug, hence the hex head. Hot tip is to use a regular fill cap gasket which will fit fine and doesn't need to be so snug.
I would bet you can straighten that genny. I would put it in a vice tween two pieces of wood and get it fairly straight. Doesn't have to be perfect.
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That looks better than I expected from your original description. That shade holder looks like it was crushed in a move, or a house fell on it. I've never seen one with such sharp bends.

I agree with Keith that the generator can probably be straightened. Same with the shade holder. It just takes patience.

That'll polish up nice.
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Hot_Diggity wrote: ↑Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:10 am That looks better than I expected from your original description. That shade holder looks like it was crushed in a move, or a house fell on it. I've never seen one with such sharp bends.

I agree with Keith that the generator can probably be straightened. Same with the shade holder. It just takes patience.

That'll polish up nice.
I thought it looked like someone layed it down and piled stuff on it. the whole thing is bent one way same direction as the shade holder. I think I will be searching you tube on how to.
I will have to find a shade. What should i polish her with? All I see is her on my dining table or side table by the sofa while glamping.
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Looking at the good condition of the fount I'd get the rest of the burner assembly and handle off and start with a quick soak in oven cleaner.
This and a potato brush while rinsing will remove any old crud that could scratch the surface while you polish. I alternate polishing with Blue Magic and Mother's Mag and aluminum polish. I polish with an old t-shirt and do the final buff with a microfiber towel.

The last one I did was covered with what I hope was deer blood.
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Yes lets stick with deer blood.😁 oven cleaner huh. the spray on kind? I must admit I have a self cleaning oven. As for cleaning it I sew alot... I have rags of every sort. Is the fount chromed? And the collar that is rusted to metal... should I have it re dipped? paint? replace?
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It looks like the whole thing has been rattled-canned with a clear coat--or it's just wet. If that's clear coat, first thing is to get rid of it. The stink of it burning off will drive you out of the neighborhood! Lye-based oven cleaner--the stinky stuff--will likely remove all the clear coat.

Next, get a good metal polish. I use Mother's or Blue Magic and 0000 steel wool, but other fell the steel wool is too aggressive. You can use a cloth rag and elbow grease if you're worried about micro-scratches.

I see two different shade hangers there. The one without welds would be the older and the right one for your early example. Heat it up to red-hot and let cool slowly--bury it in some fiberglass insulation or dry sand--to anneal it so it will be easy to bend back without cracking.

They're super simple so I'm sure you can get it going again! The burner tube and cap from almost any 2-mantle lantern will work. A #110 Buna or Viton o-ring from the hardware store makes for a great seal for the fuel cap, and you'll be able to get a good seal with just your fingers.

Best of luck and welcome to the CQ owners!
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Thanks. I have already named her Jeanie. I hope she will be as fun and useful Loretta. I can't see it being any harder then the iron that now runs very well. She is the oldest and only USA piece I have. These things are so addictive. I almost feel like I stole it because i was looking for Canadian marks. So I of course got it for alot less
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Waaaay easier than an iron!

Now you have to start hunting for a nice glass shade for it. A rim dia. of around 10" and neck of 3 1/4-3 5/8" will fit. Finding a Coleman shade would be great, but in the meantime, just find something you like.
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1919 is the patent date, not the date of the lamp. Yours appears to be a pre-1925, and it has the longer black handle. They are great runners, and the R-55 generators are still available. Yes, lamps are addictive.
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The iron was cool I cleaned it only and got it back together and it ran fantastic. Taking it apart was a challenge. This lamp will be my first total fixer upper. I dont have a clue what to look for in a shade to be honest. My 168k has a white glass shade tgat was on it when I bought it.
I intend on mot letting tge men in my house help since the broke the rod on Loretta. Same nut without a rod on this one. I will use the whole can of liquid wrench on it if need be.
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Bill wrote: ↑Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:25 pm 1919 is the patent date, not the date of the lamp. Yours appears to be a pre-1925, and it has the longer black handle. They are great runners, and the R-55 generators are still available. Yes, lamps are addictive.
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Thanks for info. So between 1919 and 1925. Well thats kind of cool. I have some 1916 furniture. I think she may live with it when its not glamping. She will be seriously wonderful and if Loretta was the bragging rights winner then for sure Jeanie will definately be incredible
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Gunhippie wrote: ↑Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:32 pm Waaaay easier than an iron!

Now you have to start hunting for a nice glass shade for it. A rim dia. of around 10" and neck of 3 1/4-3 5/8" will fit. Finding a Coleman shade would be great, but in the meantime, just find something you like.
Pretty sure you typed me through the iron tear down.
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