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William Coleman

(1870 – 1957)

  • Perfected and marketed his lantern as Coleman Arc Lamp
  • Moved to Wichita in 1901 and started Coleman Lamp and Stove Company
  • Products featured in early motion pictures with Rin Tin Tin and Our Gang
  • Soldiers used Coleman stoves during World War II

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