Wickie Wednesday (Dietz Little Star)

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Wickie Wednesday (Dietz Little Star)

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I've shown this one on here in the past, but recently was motivated by Jaeson to strip the ugly red paint off. Glad I did as it turned out looking great.

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Appears to read S-11-27

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Looks much better don't you agree?

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So what kind of wickies are you burning today?
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That looks MUCH better! Those square tube types are sharp. Still looks like it has nice patina as well.

What did you end up using to strip it? I’ve got a Victor with an ugly safety orange rattle-can job that needs to go.
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Nice work Toby! Your Dietz came out great.
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Very nice! I may have to step over to the wickie side.
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Ridge Runner wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:21 pm That looks MUCH better! Those square tube types are sharp. Still looks like it has nice patina as well.

What did you end up using to strip it? I’ve got a Victor with an ugly safety orange rattle-can job that needs to go.
Thanks L.J.! Just yellow can oven cleaner to strip this one. Couple coats and it was all cleaned off.
Kgam1020 wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:05 pm Nice work Toby! Your Dietz came out great.
Thanks Ken!
mksmth wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:09 pm Very nice! I may have to step over to the wickie side.
Thanks Mike! Come on over 😁
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My buddy growing up had a psycho ex girlfriend. We were out cruising around one night and came back to his car and his nice new T-bird sat there looking like a new DeLorean with about a dozen empty cans of oven cleaner sitting around. I'm a believer in it's effectiveness!!
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Here's an old Monarch with a n Estbury globe.
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Lovely lantern Toby

Here are my two Dietz
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Looking good fellas!! Keep them coming!!
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Oh yeah... looks much better, S-11-27 means it was made in the Syracuse factory (S) Nov 1927 just incase you didn't know, but I'm sure you did. I love the shiny solder joints against the patina tin.
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Shoot Toby! That thing is slick! I’m feeling a little lazy today. I already have the 228G lit up. A wickie will be a stretch.
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Well Toby here’s a some I dug out for you. On our hutch is a Dietz Little Giant, Little Wizard and a Dressel coach lantern.
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Out on the porch I have a Monarch, a E.T. Wright No.4, a Dietz Vesta R.R lantern from the New York .New Haven & Hartford Railways and next to that is a Dressel coach lantern.
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There’s more just stored away at the moment.
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Hmmmm, ugly red paint + yellow can easy off = nice looking lantern. I have an ugly red one in the garage and a can of easy off in the kitchen. I just may give it a go.
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A prewar Feuerhand 270 with the small Firehand globe.
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I have a few Deitz: (I thought that was the theme)

A loose globe, I pick these up 'cause you never know...
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A Comet with box remnants: (both of these were inside the house)
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And these were in the screen room hanging:
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