Join The Pacific Northwest Coleman Lantern Collectors Tribute ! To America's Premier Artists Portraying The Gay LGBT Community In Street Scenes And Events. One of the many rainbow themed parties is the Pacific Northwest Coleman Collectors " Mini-Gathering Campout - Beefy Boy BBQ " and Cross-cultural transgendered workshop. Our goal is two-fold: to promote awareness of Coleman's history and to develop better communications and addressing bias and prejudices .
Coleman Lantern Collectors Corner
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Coleman Lantern History
W.C. Coleman could see the light for the darkness. The young salesman was taking a stroll after a hard day’s work selling typewriters, and spotted a new type of lamplight in a drugstore window in Brockton, Alabama. This new light burned with a strong, steady white flame and was fueled by gasoline. The standard lamp of the era burned kerosene and produced a smoky, flickering, yellowish light. W.C. was stricken with very poor eyesight, and was very interested in this new, steady white light that enabled him to read even the smallest print in books and on medicine bottles. Coleman saw potential in the new light, and through his vision a new company was born that would put America’s farms and ranches in a new light, and would eventually make his name synonymous with outdoor fun.