W.T. Kirkman No. 100 Watchman Solid Brass Signal Lantern

(2 customer reviews)

$134.95 USD


SKU: WTK-100-Brass Category:


The exclusive W.T. Kirkman #100 Watchman “Dead Flame” signal/safety lantern features an improved 3/8″ burner, reinforced cage, and a drop out style oil tank. The W.T. Kirkman #100 Watchman lantern is sure to become a collectors piece.


■ 12″ Height, 6 1/2″ Diameter Base
■ Average 3 Candle Power, 3/8″ Wick
■ 6 oz. Fount Capacity, 10 Hour Burning Time
■ #851 Little Wizard Globe
■ Operates on Average at 3 to 5 Cents per hour worth of fuel, (at $7 to $11 per gallon.)
Made in China using the original American Dietz Tooling
■ Wicked and ready to add oil

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 10 in
Marking Option

NS Marked Virginia Division, NS Marked Dearborn Division, NS Marked Central Division, NS Marked Lake Division, NS Marked Harrisburg Division, NS Marked Georgia Division, NS Marked Police Dept., NS Unmarked, NS Marked Union Pacific Division

2 reviews for W.T. Kirkman No. 100 Watchman Solid Brass Signal Lantern

  1. Max cruz

    First off I’d like to say I left it outside on the patio and all the “solid brass” was just a plating second this design is poorly made the lantern doesn’t stay lit more than a few minutes tops before it runs out of oxygen in the globe and no I’m not burning to much wick and yes it’s the proper size this lantern literally puts itself out really disappointing to think I payed a premium price for this toy model lantern luckily it’s beautiful when it’s new before the “solid brass” wears off perfect choice if you plan on having it sit on a shelf at least you can pretend it’s worth the price tag

    • Madison Kirkman


      First, the construction is solid brass, which can be tested with a magnet, as a magnet will not attract to solid brass. There is some spot welded construction on the model #100 which requires brass plating over solid brass components for esthetics. Anything left outside will eventually weather and tarnish. As for the operation, it is a “dead-flame” lantern, meaning that all of the airflow enters the base, and an equal amount exits the top. This design has sufficient air flow provided you are using an approved fuel. From your description, it sounds like an improper fuel such as paraffin/Ultra-Pure or olive oil may be at fault. Fuels with a flash point over 200 Degrees Fahrenheit will not properly support a flame in a flat wick lamp or lantern. The solution is to use an approved fuel which has a flash point between 124 and 150 Degrees Fahrenheit: https://lanternnet.com/frequently-asked-questions/

      That all said, we are not happy unless you are happy. We will gladly issue a return label for a full refund if that is your desire. Just let us know, and we will send a return label right out.

      Best Regards,
      Woody Kirkman
      W.T. Kirkman Lanterns

  2. Jason

    I bought the other version of this the other day. Had similar issue with the flame. Ended up changing the wick out and fixed my issue, will be ordering again in the future

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