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Details

Object ID 002041

Object Name Dietz lamp

Object Desc Small black Dietz kerosene lantern.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001581

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Lights/Lamps

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Union Depot Exhibit

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords R.E. Dietz Company,lamps,kerosene lantern,lighting,railroads,


Title Dietz lamp

Description Small black Dietz kerosene lantern.

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Height 8

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 22.5

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details handle is 8" tall

Quantity 1

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Place of Origin

Maker Dietz

Maker Details 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. First oil lanterns (Traffic-Gard trademark) and road torches which looked like cannon balls with large wicks. Kerosene was normally used in these lamps. Later they developed some of the first transistorized warning lights (Visi-Flash trademark) using standard 6v lantern batteries. These lights either blinked in timed intervals or had a steady light.

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Image Caption CMY1581

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Conditions

Date APR 27,2014

Summary excellent

Assessor Dulce Ramos

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