Lot #323 - Dietz Vesta Brass Navy Marine Lantern

 
 

  

   

 la20
Railroad US Navy 
Size 4" tall globe 
Condition Fair

This Dietz Vesta model was contracted as a WWI brass Maine model. The outcome of this design is obvious in this example. The brass would split open on the vent area. It is very rare to find one of these solid brass lanterns that does not have the typical splitting. The lid has a form that is not like the railroad style Vesta models. The globe is unmarked except the Dietz Vesta marking. One nice thing is the dark color. This lantern has not been cleaned for many years. Fair condition. 

 

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