Kerosene Lanterns. Small Edward Miller Carriage Lamp or lantern. There might have been a pair of these used on a vehicle pulled by horses or ponies.
On this page you will find answers to the most frequently asked lantern questions. Many of the e-mails we receive pertain to specific lantern models, and when they were made, etc. We do not appraise or provide values for lanterns, nor do we know of any legitimate company that would appraise anything sight unseen.
Just out of my "paint shop. Thank you Woody Kirkman for the new tank and burner. Did well at the auction tonight. Picked up my 1st barge lantern finally.
The "Vesta" was a popular line of brakeman's lantern manufactured by the R. Dietz Company over a period of many decades. When collectors refer to the "Dietz Vesta" they are usually thinking of the last version of this model, the "lo-top" model or 6, which is usually classified as a "short globe" lantern.
Old-time kerosene lanterns pushed back the darkness years ago, and they're still doing it these days at antique farm equipment shows across the country. The antique lantern-collecting bug bit Dan Sweet about 20 years ago. Dan lives in St.
Legendary Dietz oil lanterns remain lit - even in the most boisterous of weather! Since Dietz kerosene lanterns have been used on boats at sea, in the covered wagons of pioneers heading west, for railroad signals, and by farmers finding their way to the barn in a snowstorm. Our authentic Dietz lanterns are made by The Dietz Lantern Company; with some models in continuous production for over years.
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