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A wonderful antique in wonderful vintage condition. There is rust on the bottom edge and on the bottom of the lantern, seems to be surface only...no rust holes or damage. Stands about 13" tall. Original globe which is in excellent condition.

Here is some info on this lantern taken from W. T. Kirkman Lanterns Inc.:

D-Lite:The "D-Lite" style of lantern was first produced as the "Nu-Style" lantern by C. T. Ham in 1912, the same year Dietz introduced the "D-Lite." Both lanterns utilized the "Short-Globe" lantern patents of Warren McArthur and his son Warren McArthur Jr., and featured a top-lift telescoping chimney, making them the most expensive hand lanterns produced for general use in their day. The most notable feature of the McArthur design is the easy to clean globe, which has the largest apertures amongst the hand lanterns. In 1914, the same year Dietz bought the C.T. Ham Mfg. Co., Dietz introduced a less expensive "Short Globe" lantern, the "No. 2 Wizard" with a standard side lift similar to the Dietz Blizzard. By 1919 the similar models were merged, resulting in the modern "No. 2 D-Lite." (Note that the first generation "Top-Lift" D-Lite model was not marked "No. 2")
The first variation of the Dietz D-Lite, (Top-Lift style,) was made from 1912 to 1919, and is easy to identify as the globe hinges to expose the burner rather than lifting. The second variation, known as the "Standard" style was made from 1919 to 1947 with two different tank sizes, (the Large Fount version was virtually the same as the current #90 version.) The third variation is known as the "Streamline" style, which was designed by industrial designers Ruth Gerth and Joseph Sinel, and was made from late 1937 to 1957. (The first two years of production of the Streamline style were made with an unstepped tank.) In 1957 Dietz reworked the tooling for the "Streamline" D-Lite to create the No. 8 Air Pilot, the only real difference being the globe and steel chimney. In 1956 when the Dietz factory was relocated to Hong Kong, the No. 2 designation was dropped on all foreign made lanterns (Blizzard, Crescent, D-Lite) that used 1" scant (7/8") wick in favor of assigned numbers to differentiate each model, (#70, #80, #90, etc.)
Copyright © 1997 - 2011 W.T. Kirkman All Rights Reserved

***these can still be used today!! So, they are not only just to display. :)

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1910s
  • Materials: metal, glass
  • Only ships to United States from North Carolina, United States.
  • Feedback: 399 reviews
  • Favorited by: 38 people