Description

Dietz Vesta Lantern circa, 1896. There are four versions of the Dietz Vesta all with different sized globes and choices of manufacturing. This lantern is estimated to be the final type of Vesta with a 10 inch globe which was manufactured up until the 1957 when Dietz Manufacturing facilities shifted to Hong Kong for cheaper manufacturing. The red globe of this lantern which would be used to signal stop or danger is stamped NYCS for use under the New York Central System which was the greatest user of the Dietz Vista.

Date of Entry

2021

Lantern Type

Railroad Lantern

Globe Type

Tall Globe

Material Type

Steel

Height (Inches)

9 3/4

Height with Handle Extended (inches)

15 1/4

Width

8 1/4

Disciplines

History | United States History

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