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.

Though there were multiple variations of the Little Wizard, this artifact appears to be of the first version which featured a smaller fuel tank. This would have been replaced in the 1950's by a larger tanked version. The red globe of this lantern would have been used to signal stop or danger.

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

Date of Entry


Lantern Type

Utility Lantern

Globe Type

Tall Globe

Material Type


Height (Inches)

11 1/2

Height with Handle Extended (inches)

16 1/4


7 3/4


History | United States History



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