Dietz Little Giant no.100, circa 1956. The Dietz Little Giant is an alternative form of the Dietz Little Wizard. The Little Giant features a larger fuel tank and alternative wicks (the area that holds the flame of the lantern). The Little Giant is most often stamped with the company who purchased it to deter theft, it was used in similar fashion to the Dietz 8-day lantern by traffic and construction companies on barricades. This lantern is a variation of the original Little Giant and lasted only a short time before the rebranding of the model into the Little Wizard.

The Little Giant could keep a constant flame for around 70 hours making it a good signaling lantern for use throughout the week. After the Dietz factory was moved to Hong Kong in 1956 the Little Giant would be rebranded as the No. 1 Little Wizard.

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

Signal Lantern

Globe Type

Short Globe

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Height (Inches)


Height with Handle Extended (inches)





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