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Oil lanterns are timelessly alluring and heartening. We are pleased to provide quality constructed Dietz oil lanterns ; still built to last for generations of use. Find the old fashioned lantern that’s just right for you from many sizes and colors. All lanterns have a handle for hanging or carrying, come with wicks ready to burn, and are suitable for indoor and outdoor use. These are cold-blast lanterns and are the most efficient oil lamps. Use rustic oil lanterns for warm centerpieces and other decorations.

How to Restore Old Kerosene Lanterns

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Deitz Little Wizard Kerosene Lantern, glass globe has patent date, cleaned Vintage Dietz Railroad Lamp Kerosene Inspectors Lamp, ‘s original red.

Dietz Company was a lighting products manufacturer. They are best known for hot blast and cold blast kerosene lanterns. The company started in when its founder, year-old Robert E. Dietz also produced the majority of road work warning lights. First oil lanterns Traffic-Gard trademark and road torches which looked like cannonballs with large wicks. Kerosene was normally used in these lamps.

Lanterns designed by Robert E. Dietz were once made at Greenwich and Laight Sts.

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Discusses the history and manufacture of lanterns and explains their role in 19th- and early 20th-century commerce, technology, and domestic culture.

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The Dietz Vesta was one of the most popular and widely sold lanterns and is still very common on the market today. The Vesta was first marketed and sold sometime between and and was sold continuously with variations up until the mid s. Dietz Vesta lanterns were stamped with a production date starting in The date stamp is the numeral of the month followed by a two digit year, separated by a dash would be March of Many stamps also include an S or an M for Syracuse or Main, depending on which facility the lantern was produced at.

After laterns were no longer stamped, and the Main plant shut down in Before instead of the date of manufacture, patent dates were stamped on lanterns. Skip to content. Search for:. Do you need help finding the value of your antique railroadiana item? We can help with single items or entire collections, and we provide a hassle free service and most of the time we can answer contacts the same day.


This is an original Dietz tubular Streamline Monarch lamp with red globe. The lamp use to burn kerosene but has been modified to operate with a 7W candelabra base bulb. The modification involved removing the wick mechanisms and replacing it with a candelabra base. All the other parts of the lamp are original. Globe cover and glass state made in Syracuse New York.

The lamp was obtained from an old railroad station in Essex County, New Jersey.

[ CLC ] We will date this lantern (Circa – ) due to its unique features. From thru Dietz No.0 TUBULAR REFLECTOR Lantern, $

The “Vesta” was a popular line of brakeman’s lantern manufactured by the R. Dietz Company over a period of many decades. When collectors refer to the “Dietz Vesta” they are usually thinking of the last version of this model, the “lo-top” model or 6, which is usually classified as a “short globe” lantern. At approximately 11″ in height, the “hi-top” was as tall as most tall globe lanterns but it had a smaller burning chamber to accommodate the weaker flame of the fuel then coming into favor — kerosene.

After World War One, Dietz redesigned the Vesta to make it smaller and more competitive with newly-introduced short-globe lanterns, and this shorter “lo-top” version is the one that is most familiar to collectors. In addition to these major design changes, there were also less significant variations like the use of bell-bottoms in the early models, the use of brass retaining clips or wires to hold the fount in place, and differences in number and placement of draft holes.

US655328A – Tubular lantern. – Google Patents

This webpage is dedicated to my collection of railroad lanterns as well as other railroadiana items. In it you will learn about the various lanterns and lamps used by the railroad. I document how they were used as well as provide information on the railroad line that used it.

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However, some of. Bergener’s ideas were later incorporated into Dietz lanterns, as his patent issue date of December 15, appears on early Dietz Vestas.

This invention relates to the lifting devices which are employed in tubular lanterns for raising and lowering the globe. The lifting device which is employed in connection with sucha globe-plate for raising and lowering the same is usually provided with a lifting-lever, which is arranged on the lower portion of the lantern-frame, and a device for locking the lever in its raised and lowered positions, so as to hold the globe-plate either raised or lowered.

Lifting devices of this kind are shown, for instance, in Patent No. The lifting-lever is usually formed of wire and can be bent out of shape and so be rendered unserviceable by attempting to turn it in the wrong direction. This occurs occasionally when the lantern is manipulated by persons who are not familiar with such lifting devices. The object of my invention is to construct the lifting device in such manner that the lifting lever is so confined and guided in either position that it cannot be moved in the wrong direction in swinging it out of its raised or lowered position.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a front elevation of the lower part of a tubular lantern provided with my improved lifting device, showing the globe-plate raised. A represents the oil-pot; B, the air-chamber, secured to the top thereof; 0, the burner, resting on the air-chamber; D, the lower portions of the air-tubes, and E the globe-plate.

F represents the bent lifting-shaft, which is arranged transversely in the lantern-frame below the globe-plate and connected with the latter. This shaft is formed with journals f, which are arranged in bearings g, projecting from the rear sides of the air-tubes.

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Share best practices, tips, and insights. Meet other eBay community members who share your passions. I picked up 3 Dietz lanterns. I have tried to date them but get they moved to Hong Kong in

Dietz was the most popular U.S. lantern manufacturer from the ‘s through My guess, judging from the square tubes and tank, is that is probably dated to.

If you appreciate the value of vintage collectables, restoring an old lantern is the type of project that gives you a sense of accomplishment. Restoration starts with disassembling the lantern for cleaning and polishing. In a short time, you’ll have a working lantern that provides light and a warm glow. Put on latex gloves. Take the chimney cap off the glass chimney and lift the chimney off the lamp body. Unscrew the wick collar from the lamp body.

Unscrew the filler cap from the lamp body.

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