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Just undo the set screw and take off the cap turn it over and there is the spare. If your hands are cold and/or damp, it can be a little tricky to twist the knob quickly enough to get a good spark, and it doesn't always spark enough. When it is dark and wet you just want light and you don't want to be messing with matches.
The main distinguishment of the two is that the 200A, pictured here, has a Coleman decal on its fount; the most significant change is that the fount of the 200A was steel as opposed to brass.
This lantern, in Michel Binard's collection, has the lighting instructions stamped in the collar in 3 languages.
Model 238B was made for export; the directions on the collar are only in Dutch and French.
made the original 200 for a brief time in 1950 and early 1951, while Coleman Canada made this particular model for a longer period of time, though its colour scheme was different.
Christmas Lantern - 200 & 200A The 200A was the immediate follower to Coleman's 200 lantern, and was one of the most successful in the industry.