I have entered some research after I bought my First "Made in England" Coleman with Neil McRae and Terry March trying to find out more facts about the UK based Coleman factory

I decided to share the info I find on this web page.

if you have more info that you would like to share please let me know

I would like to thanks Terry March and Neil McRae for sharing me in this.


It is a known fact the Coleman had a UK branch from 1921 this can be seen in this paper article

the London branch was called the Coleman quick lite cooperation LTD

and afterwards a Birmingham branch as well

the company had additional branches in :

Belfast & Dublin Ireland

Glasgow Scotland

No evidence of the factory in London as it was destroyed during WW2

Image curtsey of Jeff Johnson (UK)

(Click on the image to download a PDF)


Another interesting information is the debate if there was actually any manufacture of Coleman lanterns and lamps in the UK.

the most common opinion is that it was an assembly facility only from Canadian parts and stamped "Made in England" for publicity

an interesting piece of history is this letter as the earliest Coleman we have image of is a may/1954

Image curtsey of Jeff Johnson (UK)


Here is a chart for documented "Made in England" Coleman's

Type of lantern

Known Dates

249

5/54

8/54

11/55

10/56

4/57

5/57

7/57

8/57

237

1941

9/54
9/57
12/57

242B

1937~1957

Quick-Lite

1920's


Here are advertisements for Coleman products sold in the UK

Images curtsey of Jeff Johnson (UK)


Image curtsey of Jeff Johnson (UK)


Image curtsey of Jeff Johnson (UK)


 

Image curtsey of Jeff Johnson (UK)