Large Vintage Dietz No.8 Air Pilot Railroad Lantern with Blue Metallic Finish and Original Clear Glass Globe | Rustic Kerosene Lamp
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「Features」 · Metallic blue color · Original clear glass globe · Original yellow Dietz sticker on the glass · Embossed "Dietz, NY USA" and "No. 8 Air Pilot"
「Style Inspiration」 Very cool piece of railroad history and great rustic decor! It will look great decorating your summer patio or bringing the industrial chic look indoors.
This lantern was made in the 1960s or before, as Dietz shifted production of this lantern to Hong Kong in 1971. This one is embossed Dietz, NY USA on one side of the base, and No. 8 Air Pilot on the other.
「History」 R.E. Dietz Company was a lighting products manufacturer. They are best known for hot blast and cold blast kerosene lanterns. The company started in 1840 when its founder, 22-year-old Robert E. Dietz purchased a Lamp & Oil business in Brooklyn, New York. Though famous for well built indoor & outdoor kerosene lanterns, the company was a major player in the automotive lighting industry from the 1920s through into the 1960s. R.E. Dietz also produced the majority of road work warning lights.
「Dimension」 16" H x 8" W x 7.6" L
「Condition」 Rust on the chimney and knob. It has some surface dust but we like it as part of its rustic charm. Glass globe is intact with no chips or cracks. Recommended for decorative use. Needs some restoration to bring it to working order.