1940's Dietz "Vesta" Railroad Kerosene Lantern

1940's Dietz "Vesta" Railroad Kerosene Lantern

Sale price $75.00 Regular price $79.50


Product Description:  Generations of railroaders relied on Dietz Vesta Railroad Lanterns.  This antique short, clear globe kerosene railroad lantern was redesigned after WWI by Dietz as a smaller version to compete with other shorter globe designs coming to market.  On the globe featured is embossed advertising, Dietz Vesta New-York U.S.A. and etched NYCS.  On the top, embossed Dietz Vesta USA, with 4 patent dates on lids (as shown) along with the patent date for this lantern (S-3-43).

Circa:  March 1943  

Origin:  Syracuse Plant 2 (new York)

Product Dimensions:  4 ¼” globe, 15” (overall approx. with handle in upright position).

Product Weight:  2 pounds 6 ounces

Maker:   R.E. Dietz Company

Markings:  Refer to description and photos

Color:  gray, clear

Condition: Previously owned - used.  Condition is consistent with age.  Scratches, some built-up and patina.  No cracks or breaks in globe.  Missing wick.

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