200A and 202 reproduction
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Kosterme
57EC4B50-A67A-4075-AC78-88CC7CB097F0.jpeg  Evening all

got my great gpas and great uncles American made dietz lanterns, pictures below.  I know they have to have the numbers on the top right side...question is...what are all the numbers meaning.  I know the bottom one is the date and location of the factory but what’s everything else..

thanks 

kraig 
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Tgarner01
I'm thinking there's some patent dates on there as well? I'm no wickie expert, hopefully someone will be along shortly. Nice lanterns👍
I've got my father and uncles lantern they used in the milk barn growing up. Nice to have some family lanterns
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JimL
What are the dates on those?  For the hot blast lanterns, they are in the format S-MM-YY, with S being Syracuse.   I don't know if there were other Dietz factories, but have only seen S on mine. 

I suspect Toby is right that the other numbers are patent numbers and dates, but I only recall seeing that additional info on the really old ones.  Admittedly, I only looked for the manufacturing date so may have ignore other lines.

-Jim

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DougA
The numbers on the Dietz lanterns other than the m'fr date are patent dates.  The bottom one, as already noted, is the important one.
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Kosterme
Ok thank you guys, the blue one is S-52 and the dark one is S-46...so both are syr made 
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DougA
Most of the Dietz lanterns were made in Syracuse.  Seems like I read somewhere that some very early ones were made in NYC, but after that everything was in Syracuse until it was moved overseas.  There's no month with those dates?  I don't think I have seen any that weren't S-MM-YY, but I don't pretend to have seen every model of Dietz lantern, either.  😉
DougA  ... fettler and keeper of a family collection of nickel: a 249, a pair of 237s, and a 1938 228B, along with a late 1979 red 200a.  Then two more turned up, a 1941 243A and a 1944 242C, and now there's a b-day 200A lantern, too!.
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