Dietz Night Watch Lantern, circa. 1950. The Dietz Night Watch model of lanterns was introduced in 1950 as a replacement for the Dietz "8-Day". The Night Watch featured an updated fuel tank similar to the Dietz Little Wizard and was used in a multitude of similar task including traffic and construction work.

The Night Watch remained in production until 1956 when the purchase of the Embury Manufacturing Company by Dietz took place. Replacing the Night Watch with the Embury #40 Traffic Gard now under the Dietz name. The globe of this lantern is a tinted red, which would have been used to signal stop or danger.

Information provided is altered from W.T. Kirkman Lanterns.

Date of Entry


Lantern Type

Traffic Gard Lantern

Globe Type

Short Globe

Material Type


Height (Inches)

7 3/4

Height with Handle Extended (inches)



6 1/4


History | United States History



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