Highway/Street Kerosene Traffic Lanterns
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Re: Crystal lantern
Posted by David Winters on March 5, 2015, 12:58 pm, in reply to "Crystal lantern"
Harry: It depends on the age of your Crystal. The square air tubes prior to 1913 did not have vertical reinforcing beads. Prior to 1913 the correct globe would be the No. 0 Tubular. Between 1913 and 1916 the Dietz Fitall globe would have been used and after that the Dietz Fitzall with no loc nobs would be the correct globe. The glass font was simply for a quick reference of how much kerosene was remaining in the font and if broken could be replaced. Someone else will have to give you advice on resetting the filer. I have one of these lanterns and it has the smooth air tubes and a No. 0 tubular globe.