Dietz Little Wizard Lantern, circa 1913. Globe is a LOC-NOB Fitzall. LOC-NOB refers to the pair of ears on a Dietz lantern globe used to keep the globe from falling out when tilting the globe plate for lighting or trimming of the wick. The globe of this lantern is tinted red to signify stop or danger.
In the 1950's a special large tank version was introduced that had the same size tank as the streamline Blizzard and D-Lite lanterns. The Little Wizard was used on street barricades prior to the development of battery powered strobe flashers. Custom imprinted lanterns were ordered for government agencies, cities and municipalities so that ownership was never in question.
Information provided is altered from W.T. Kirkman Lanterns. https://lanternnet.com/
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History | United States History
R. E. Dietz Manufacturing Company, "Dietz Little Wizard Lantern (3)" (2021). Morehead History & Railroad Museum Lantern Collection. 27.
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