8-Day Dietz Lantern, circa. 1934. The Dietz 8-Day model came in two forms with the first being the "Square" fuel tank. The 8-Day used a special Fresnel globe, which was an alteration to the globes used for the Dietz Little Wizard model. The globe is also a LOC-NOB. 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 the wick. The red tint of the globe was used in traffic or signaling situations to pass an order to stop or warn of danger.
Some information provided is altered from W.T. Kirkman Lanterns. https://lanternnet.com/
Date of Entry
Traffic Gard Lantern
Height with Handle Extended (inches)
History | United States History
R. E. Dietz Company, "Dietz 8-Day Lantern" (2021). Morehead History & Railroad Museum Lantern Collection. 9.
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