The yellow on the top of the chimney tells me it may have never been lit before. It is not streamlined (confusing) because Dietz had to reuse the tooling from the lanterns of pre 1936 due to the wearing out of streamlined tooling.The LA lantern below has lost all of its paint and has obviously been used a lot over the years. The Dietz Monarch is probably the most common type of lantern, at least the hot blast lanterns. I believe all of these lanerns will have Hong Kong stamped under the tank.As the fuel level drops, the oil temperature rises and expands, regardless of the oil you are using.With Mineral Spirits, this function creates an accelerated evaporation, which in turn produces pressurized flammable vapor that must expand to somewhere.Paint Thinner, (Mineral Spirits,) on the other hand, has a flash point of under 110 Degrees, and is a complex petroleum distillate that at best may produce (including odorless,) fumes that are not something that you would want to breathe near, and at worst has the potential for creating a runaway flame or worse.
Features include heavy gauge all Galvanized Steel construction, improved burners with brass wick tubes, and full weight globes. Kirkman Heritage Series section if you are looking for items made or assembled in the U. (This process is also referred to as "Superheating.") Usually, the pressurized vapor will gradually work its way through the burner and will be consumed at the flame.At this point it is not a major problem, except that because the flame is no longer dependant on the wick, you no longer have control of the flame, which will begin to "runaway." The natural reaction is to turn the wick down as far as possible to try to extinguish the runaway flame.After the new calculation method takes effect, an item that weighs 1 pound that has to ship in a box designated for 5 pounds, will be charged the rate for a 5 pound box, and so on.This change in the way shipping rates are calculated will make shipping a single item more expensive than ever.We are the exclusive importer and distributor for the U. Our manufacturing capabilities allow us to offer many Our full-line showroom and electric lamp and fixture fabrication, restoration, and repair service facility at 2291 Main St.