W.T. Kirkman No. 1 “Little Champ” Cold Blast Oil Lantern

(3 customer reviews)

$76.95$137.95 USD


Our W.T. Kirkman No. 1 Little Champ Oil Lantern is the 3/4 version of the No. 2 Champion, and the smallest lantern in our Signature Series. This model features a full weight globe bearing our trademark, and the improved WTK #201 Wing-Lock Burner with brass wick tube for superior operation and wind resistance. The Little Champ rivals larger lanterns for brightness. Its durable Bright Galvanized Steel version is highly rust resistant and reminiscent of the lanterns produced in the late 1800’s into the 1940’s. The Little Champ is especially appropriate for applications that demand both historic accuracy as well as durability and performance, and are an excellent choice for off-grid and emergency stand-by lighting.

Here is a Video on the aspects of the #1 Little Champ.

■ 12″ High,(Bail Up Height 16 1/4″)
■ Average 9 Candle Power,(Maximum 12 c.p.)
■ 5/8″ Wick
■ 9 oz. Fount Capacity, 12 Hour Burning Time
■ Approx. 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)
■ Wicked and ready to add oil
■ Includes Handy Funnel for Oiling
■ Made in China using the original American Dietz Tooling
■ Satisfaction Strictly Guaranteed!

Additional information

Weight 2.5 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 5 × 5 in

Black, Galvanized

Globe Color

Amber, Blue, Clear, Frosted, Green, Red

Hooded Reflector

No, Yes

3 reviews for W.T. Kirkman No. 1 “Little Champ” Cold Blast Oil Lantern

  1. Maëlys McArdle

    I bought the Little Champ in black with both a frosted and clear globe. The lantern works quite well, and I’m very pleased with my purchase. For the frosted glass with the black lantern, I found that the the globe could have paint marks where it made contact with the lantern (wires, top, bottom). Using nail polish remover and a rinse took care of that minor inconvenience. No such issues with the clear globe. I’ll definitely buy from W.T. Kirkman again.

    • Madison Kirkman

      Thank You Very Much! Yes, Frosted Glass has a rough surface like fine sand paper, and thus it can rub off paint easily. We have to be careful of that as well. I am glad you enjoy our product.

      Best Regards,
      Madison Kirkman

  2. Tracy Fulkerson (verified owner)

    I purchased the #2 Champion and shade primarily to be a camping companion. I got tired of the hassle of white gas and eye blinding glare of the white gas lanterns. I was so impressed with everything about the #2 Champ that I ordered the Little Champ within a couple of days of using my #2 Champion. The quality and comfort of reliable “old school technology” is very soothing and relaxing for the mind and soul. (I still wind my watch!) I love the soft but effective light output of both these lanterns. They are now regular outdoor lamps for relaxing evenings on the porch with a fine cigar or the wife, rarely both at the same time! The orders were processed quickly and without any trouble. It felt like the folks really cared about the product. Thanks to all who made it happen.

  3. Richard Keistler (verified owner)

    I just spent a week here on the TX Gulf Coast w/o electricity following a hurricane. I already had a Dietz but I’d ordered this a few weeks back. It arrived while I was off-grid. I was immediately impressed by the better construction of this Little Champ and particularly the great globe. Easy to use, of course, windproof of course. I got the galvanized finish. I plan to buy the new #2 Champion when it becomes available. I have a duel-fuel Coleman but frankly I don’t like the noise or the fiddling with mantles. I own a bunch of battery-powered lanterns and flashlights but the peaceful nature of this lantern is soothing in itself.

    • Madison Kirkman

      Thank You Very Much for your comments, I like our Champion over Coleman Lanterns as well. I am glad this lantern served you well.

      Best Regards,
      Madison Kirkman

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