Dietz Paulls Leader Lantern, circa. 1946. Stamped into the globe are the terms D-Lite LOC-NOB. D-Lite refers to a smaller version of tall globes similar to those used for the Dietz Wizards. LOC-NOB refers to the pair of ears on a Dietz lantern globes used to keep the globe from falling out when tilting the globe plate for lighting or trimming of the wick.

This lantern was produced by the Dietz Manufacturing Company after the purchase of the Nail City Lantern Company in 1946. The Nail City Lantern Company originally produced out of Wheeling, West Virginia starting in 1878 under Archibald Woods Paull Sr.. The company was renamed the Wheeling Stamping Company in 1897, it produced both lanterns and other metal and glass items.

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Lantern Type

Utility Lantern

Globe Type

Tall Globe

Height (Inches)

14 1/4

Height with Handle Extended (inches)

20 1/4




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Dietz No. 2 Paull's Leader Lantern (1)


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