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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.

Creator: Smith, Edgar B.
Date: Between 1920 and 1930

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Item Number: 174
Call Number: FK2.S3 W.3 Ma.Col *8
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 174

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