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William Coffin Coleman

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Creator: Smith, Edgar B.

Date: Between 1920 and 1930

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: FK2.S3 W.3 Ma.Col *8

Unit ID: 174

Summary: 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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Title (Main title): William Coffin Coleman


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    Coleman, William Coffin, 1870-1957

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