The Coleman Company introduced the Model 202 lantern as a "deluxe model" in comparison to the Model 200A that was produced at the same time. The 202 is listed as "every part made from rust and corrosion resistant brass, nickel plated brass and special stainless steel".
The 202 was also one of the few lanterns to have a name as well as a model number. The 202 was also called "The Professional". The one in this listing is a great example of the name.
This 202 was made in October of 1961. The nickel fount is in great condition, no dents. The ventilator is in near perfect condition.
It has one small chip where the nut secures the ventilator to the lamp, but is not visible when the nut is on. The underside of the ventilator has a small bit of rust at the top. The stainless steel burner frame does show some tarnish from use. The original decal is in nice shape.
It also retains it's original red lettered Coleman logo Pyrex globe. The lantern has been only lightly cleaned. The pump leather is in good shape. Please See All Photos As they are considered part of the description. More pictures can be provided.The item "Vintage October 1961 Coleman 202 Professional Single Mantle Gas Camping Lantern" is in sale since Wednesday, September 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Camping & Hiking\Flashlights, Lanterns & Lights\Lanterns". The seller is "lloyder05" and is located in Bel Air, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States.