Unlike most of these Dietz lanterns, this one has not been sprayed over with a can of red paint and still has its original paint and rust. It was made in the 1950s. #40 Traffic Gard, made in Syracuse, New York . You can see all of that info in photos 2,3 and 4. In photo ten, you may be able to see the wick slit, it took a 1/8" X 3/8" wick, not present in this lantern. The wick adjuster does work, but there is no wick. The fresnel type red glass globe or lens is present, with no chips or cracks(see photo 7). This lantern is NOT marked Consolidated Edison. Hard to make out, but in Photo 5, you can see "Dietz" on the fuel compartment lid. It is 7" wide at the base and 8" tall without the bail handle. These lanterns were set out as a warning to motorists that there was some sort of problem or work ahead on the road. A nice find for a traffic collection or vintage lantern collection.
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