Dietz #30 Little Wizard Cold Blast Lantern

(1 customer review)

$38.95 USD


  • 12″ Height, 6″ Base Diameter
  • Average 9 Candle Power, 5/8″ Wick
  • 17 oz. Fount Capacity, 23 Hour Burning Time
  • Wicked and ready to add oil

Globe Color *

Hooded Reflectors

None Add a Galvanized Hooded Reflector +$45.00 Add a Black painted Galvanized Hooded Reflector +$50.00 Add a Solid Brass Hooded Reflector - Polished and Lacquered +$65.00

Replacement Parts

SKU: DHL30 Category:


The #30 Little Wizard is the standard fount version of the Dietz #1, and is the 3/4 version of the #90 D-Lite. The Little Wizard and D-Lite lanterns are referred to as “Short Globe” lanterns, as their globes are shorter than the Fitzall type that prior to 1912 had been used almost exclusively. Features a rising cone for easy lighting and wick trimming.

The #30 Little Wizard Lantern comes Wicked and Ready for Oil. The Default globe that comes in this Lantern is the Dietz marked Clear Globe. The Dietz Marking can be removed with acetone. Other available colors such as Red, Blue, Green, and Amber can add meaning to your Lantern.

When used around the Railroad or Highway:

Red: Stop/Danger
Blue: Do Not Move/Men at Work
Green: Proceed
Amber: Proceed at Reduced Speed, Prepare to Stop
Clear: Hand Signals

     More Information:

  • Apprx. Thermal Output: 1100 BTU per Hour
  • Operates on Average at 4 to 7 Cents per hour worth of fuel, (at $7 to $11 per gallon.)
  • Packed One Dozen per Case (Also Sold Individually)
  • Made in China on the original American Tooling

     Globe Options: 

  • Default #851 Dietz marked Clear Globe (Spun Glass)
  • #851 WTK Embossed Clear Premium Grade Full Weight Globe (Blown Glass)
  • #851 WTK Embossed Solid Red Premium Grade Full Weight Globe (Blown Glass)
  • #851 WTK Embossed Solid Sky Blue Premium Grade Full Weight Globe (Blown Glass)
  • #851 WTK Embossed Solid Green Premium Grade Full Weight Globe (Blown Glass)
  • #851 WTK Embossed Solid Amber Premium Grade Full Weight Globe (Blown Glass)
  • Dimensions of Globe: Height: 3 13/16″, Top: 3 1/4″, Bottom: 2 13/16″

     Reflector Options: 

  • Galvanized Steel
  • Galvanized Steel painted Satin Black
  • Solid Brass – Polished and Lacquered
  • #1000 Size hood for #30 Little Wizard – 5 7/8″ across the inside of the ears, 10 3/8″ outside diameter.
  • These Hooded Reflectors are American made.


Additional information

Weight 2.25 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 6 × 6 in

Black with Brass Trim, Blue with Plain Trim

1 review for Dietz #30 Little Wizard Cold Blast Lantern

  1. Orvan Taurus (verified owner)

    First, I do NOT fault W.T. Kirkman at all for this. I have ordered and received more than a few lanterns and lamps from them, though I have not (yet?) ordered them by the case. Also, many of those have been Dietz lanterns of various types and styles. This time, while I think the lantern is just dandy and have no real issues with it, this particular one I got had enough ‘stuff’ on the globe that the globes not only needed washing, but some of the ‘gunk’, whatever it was, had to scraped off with a razor blade. While cleaning the globe, I noticed it also seemed to have a slight crack at the very top (hidden by the metal that caps it in place, normally). I inspected the spare Dietz globe I had ordered with it (Always have spares! You might need them badly and NOW) and it was fine. A few smudges as might be expected from manufacture and packaging, but that’s all. Also, the “trimmed wick, ready to light” had a few stray threads that need burning/cutting off before fueling/use. Whilst an annoyance, that is a minor one.

    That said, W.T. Kirkman did well and the lantern arrived a day earlier than initially predicted, and it performs quite well. If you want something just a bit bigger than a Dietz No. 76 “Original” but not as big as a D-Lite, this fits that very nicely. After the wick was properly dealt with, a rather well-behaved flame was had without any great complication.

    Note that BOTH the No. 30 and No. 1 are named “Little Wizard.” The No. 1 has the larger fo(u)nt, and if that matters more than the coloration, you might prefer the No. 1 for stability and duration. (36 oz vs. 17 oz. or 45 vs 23 hours). There are times I suspect the “Wizard” name is cursed to be confusing – see Wizard/D-Lite history for that. Still, I likes me my No. 30.

    • Madison Kirkman

      A cracked globe upon arrival is an issue we resolve with only a few questions, like how did box arrive and is there a flaw in the glass that appears to have started the crack. This helps us prevent these issues in the future. I don’t know which order yours is due to your alias, but please contact us and we will send out a replacement globe.

      Best Regards,
      Madison Kirkman

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