Dietz Little Wizard Lantern, circa 1956. 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. The bottom of the lantern is stamped with "Hong Kong" it is estimated that this lantern was created at the official Dietz factory of Hong Kong established in 1956.

Date of Entry


Lantern Type

Utility Lantern

Globe Type

Tall Globe

Material Type


Height (Inches)


Height with Handle Extended (inches)

15 1/2


8 3/4


History | United States History



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