Rare "US. Brass Tubular" Dietz Model Lantern Complete Untouched Patina with a marked Globe Circa 1880 to 1887 !!! This Very Fine Lantern which retains it's Original Unpolished aged Brass Patina without a Single Dent in the Frame.
This Early Version (pre 1888) has No Globe Lift Rails, and has the Bail Handle mounted through extra "Loops or Clamps" attached to the Air Tubes, whereas the later version were directly inserted into the air tubes from 1888 to 1905.
This Lantern was "Very Well taken Care of", and has the even more rare marked "DIETZ U.S. Tubular" Globe also include ! Globe has a few nice Trapped Air Bubbles, and one vertical imperfection in the glass from production. Hot Blast Tubular Lantern has the Exact No. 0 Wing-Loc Burner marked "DIETZ * US. Tubular" which uses a 3/8 inch Wick.
Super Legible 4 Die Stamped "Patent Dates" on the Tin Plate soldered onto the bottom of the Brass Fount, as seen in the second last photo.
Historical Note : Dietz Advertised this model "For Ladies to be used round the Home".
Measurements : Frame Stands 10 1/2 inches High, and 16 3/4 inches overall with Wire Bail Handle fully extended.
Weight : 1 Pound and 4.7 Ounces.
Book Refs. : "Lanterns that Lit Our World " (volume 1)
By : Anthony Hobson
Page with illustration : 62