Dietz Cold Blast Lantern
Model No. 100
This is a Dietz No. 100 cold blast lantern made by the Dietz Co. in their Syracuse, NY factory. It was made for a local power company and I assume used as a safety signal as it has a red globe. This has the Dietz Comet "rising cone" burner and uses a 3/8" wide flat wick. I believe this is a fairly late item that dates to the mid 1960's. The Syracuse factory was producing items up until 1970. It has a hand bail for carrying and a small hook on the chimney top for hanging.
It's in very good condition, with original paint and clean metal on the inside of the fountain. I think that is due to it's late date of purchase. Most companies were retiring their open flame road flares (smudge pots) and lanterns for newer and "safer" battery operated signal lamps. It was probably used very little and stored indoors until being auctioned off.
A few years back I cleaned it up and ran it for awhile. It works well and generates a decent amount of light. I added a clear globe and some new wicks from W.T. Kirkman Lanterns who were very helpful and knowledgeable. The clear globe gives a lot of useable light. I would like to try a full fount burn and see how many hours it will last at a medium flame.