Saturday, July 19, 2014
Dietz Oil Lanterns
http://inkarlslab.blogspot.com/2014/02/dietz-lanterns-economical-alternative.html. Since watching his video and writing that short blog post linking to it, I acquired my very own genuine Dietz #1 "Little Wizard" model oil lamp. Thanks to Maineprepper's very informative video, I immediately recognized this as a good find when I spotted it at a swap meet for $10. After about 30 minutes work in cleaning off the soot and general purpose grunge, it appears as shown in the photo. I got a new wick in the camping section at Wal-Mart, as well as some low odor paraffin lamp oil I found in the housewares section. It's old, but as one can see in the following "action photo", it still has life in it :) http://www.lanternnet.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=WKL&Category_Code=DL I found parts for my "Little Wizard" at: http://www.survivalunlimited.com/dietzlanterns.htm A GREAT source for anything OLD tech: https://www.lehmans.com/ Whether it be for nostalgia, mood lighting, homesteading or emergency prep, a Dietz lantern is a worthwhile addition to one's home.