Coleman® Model 228C
Born in October of 1945

Coleman® Production Information

Charting what years any particular Coleman® lantern or stove was made is a never-ending process. We must rely on historical records to know when some appliance were manufactured, but many do have date markings.

The information in these chapters has been gathered from multiple sources over a very long period of time. Nothing is guaranteed, but much of it is confirmed.

If you have an original lantern or stove that is stamped with a date outside of the date ranges listed, or if it remains in the original box with date information on it, we'd like to hear from you. Please email a description and photo of your appliance to

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