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Coleman Company demonstration car

Coleman Company demonstration car
Date: 1920
This Coleman "demonstration car" was the forerunner to a fleet of more than 100 station wagons used by Coleman sales and service representatives.

William Coffin Coleman

William Coffin Coleman
Creator: Smith, Edgar B.
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
This is an informal portrait of William Coffin Colemen, 1870-1957, shown experimenting with an early lamp. In 1901, Coleman moved to Wichita, Kansas, where he started the Coleman Lamp and Stove Company. During World War II, Coleman stoves became a revered item for thousands of G.I.s fighting overseas. Today, they have become commonplace to millions of campers.

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