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    I need help!!! My mother's house was robbed right before Christmas, and she lost the only thing that was her father's (a former firefighter) -a Dietz fire dept. lantern. Based on some web reserach we think it is a "King" and have a picture from lanternnet.com. The insurance company is asking for an approximate value. We have no clue. It was just always Grandpa's lantern. I don't need an appraisal or anything like that-just an amount to put down as the approximate value. I do have a not so great picture of it. It had red glass and gray frame. Can anyone help???
    Thanks!
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  • #2
    Here are a few links I found that may help you a little...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/DIETZ-KING-FIRE-...QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ype=osi_widget

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Dietz-Ki...QQcmdZViewItem

    http://www.goantiques.com/detail,die...s,1150369.html

    http://pages.showcaseantiquecenter.c...922838064.html




    Kevin
    Fire Lieutenant/E.M.T.
    IAFF Local 2339
    K of C 4th Degree
    "LEATHER FOREVER"
    Member I.A.C.O.J.
    http://www.tfdfire.com/
    "Fir na tine"

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    • #3
      Try SPAAMFAA at www.spaamfaa.org
      "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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      • #4
        Thanks!

        Thank you very much! These links are helpful!!!

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        • #5
          The value of the lantern will greatly be determined by what metal was used to make the frame and cage. Was it plain steel or was it brass? Another strong indication of value is if the water shield was marked with the name of an apparatus manufacturer. Overall condition must also be considered. A fanicer, etched, or odd colored globe can increase the value of the item.

          You can find additional information and photos of lanterns at: http://www.youngstownfire.com/phpbb/...pic.php?t=4708

          Steve
          Cincinnati F.D. History Site
          Society for the Preservation & Appreciation of Antique Fire Apparatus in America
          Youngstown Fire Forums - 40,000+ photos of Apparatus, Fire Scenes, etc.

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          • #6
            You can probably buy at lantern at one of these events!

            Cincinnati Area Fire Auction & Fire Flea Market

            March 9, 2007 - Milford, Ohio. Annual fire memorabilia auction. Consignments are currently being accepted. If you have 1 item or 100 to sell, contact the auctioneer. Auction preview Friday 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Auction at 7:00 p.m. Auction information: Howard Kuhnell 605 Garfield Milford OH 45150. Phone: 513-831-6398 or [email protected]. Don't wait if you're interested in consigning! The time to contact the auctioneer is now! Memorabilia in the prior auctions normally runs the range of fire collectibles: helmets; lanterns, badges, alarm equipment, nozzles, apparatus goodies, books & literature, Ahrens-Fox and Cincinnati area items, toys, etc.

            March 10, 2007 - Milford, Ohio. 14th annual fire flea market.
            (Fire related items only). Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Dealer set up on Friday the 9th from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday beginning at 7:00 a.m. Tables are $10.00 each. Chairs provided. Electricity is available; please let us know if you will need an outlet at the time of registration. There are a maximum of 60 tables available for rent.

            Deadline to reserve Flea Market space is March 1st. A confirmation letter will be mailed around February 1st with any additional information requested. Table Assignment, vendor pass, and pass for 1 assistant per table (maximum of 3) will be given to you when you arrive. You must provide table cloths for any heavy items or leave them on the floor. Any damage to your assigned tables will be your responsibility for the payment for a replacement table.

            Information: Mark Hetzel, SR 3623 Rio Bravo Trail Cleves OH 45002-2314 Phone: 513-467-1757 or [email protected]

            Click here for a printable Flea Market Registration Form: http://www.milesgreenwood.org/flearegistration.html.

            The location for these events is the Milford Firefighters Community Hall which is conveniently located at the Milford Shopping Center on Lila Avenue (U.S. Route 50 and the intersection of Ohio Route 131 - just across from the Milford fire station!). The hall is at the east end of the plaza.
            Cincinnati F.D. History Site
            Society for the Preservation & Appreciation of Antique Fire Apparatus in America
            Youngstown Fire Forums - 40,000+ photos of Apparatus, Fire Scenes, etc.

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            • #7
              Thanks!

              Thanks Steve very much!
              I will see if I can find out the type of metal.

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              • #8
                FIRE MEMORABILIA AUCTION - MARCH 9, 2007 - 7:00 P.M.

                AMONG THE ITEMS TO BE AUCTIONED: Brass Dietz Fire King Lantern, hand crank siren. 8” apparatus bell w/bracket, Cooper hose jacket, R.D. Wood 2 – 2 ½” outlets hydrant, Seagrave wood, 2-section attic ladder.

                HELMETS: Cairns & Bro. High Eagle Leather “Ventilated Hat”, early brass German and German WWII with leather water guard, Cairns Yellow Plastic with shield & white with “Batt. Chief”, Black with “Middleboro” MA Shield, black fiberglass with “Rescue Squad” shield. FRONTS: Baltimore City Ladder 49 leather shield, Colerain F.D. Captain Front and an AT&T Firefighter front piece.

                BADGES: Cincinnati F.D. badge #436, V.F.W. National Home F.D. Captain, Hinman’s Corners Fire Police, 3 Pewaukee Wisc. Fire Dept., North Sewickley Twp. VFD, 1940s Jr. Fire Chief, Cushing Hospital MA, Lakewood OH #4 badge, Truman MN, Hyde Park F.D. Chief, Aluminum Co. of America Fire Brigade, Wayne Twp. NJ, Tyrone PA Fire Police, Windham ME, French Dun-Sur-Auron Firefighter’s crest, St. Armand Firefighter’s crest.

                GAMEWELL & ALARM EQUIPMENT: Gamewell box w/key, Original 175 page Gamewell catalogue, FDNY keychain w/Gamewell box key, Emergency telephone box, alarm box red light fixture made into a lamp, Holtzer Cabot alarm box, assortment of fire alarm bells, Louis Bills tape register & reel, horns, pull boxes and coded alarm switch. Brass Gamewell maker’s plate, Shadow Framed Gamewell items, 8” & 10” fire gongs, Cincinnati house bells and Circa 1940 Buffalo NY running card, original FDNY framed fire directions indicator card, 1852 Gleason’s Pictorial w/Boston Fire Alarm drawings & other photos.

                NOZZLES: National foam inductor, Akron 2 ½” dual handle, Brass/copper ship’s combination nozzle, 2 brass combination nozzles, 1 ½” Navy, assorted old chemical tips, assorted old 1 ½” straight tips in brass and nickel, 2 ½’ Elkhart adjustable master stream tip & 2 ½” Straight bore w/leather grips and ladder hook, 2 ½” UL copper playpipe polished, 2 ½” polished Boston Coupling Co., 2 ½” Forest Service fog nozzle w/handles.

                BOOKS: “Fire in America”, “The Romance of Firefighting”, “Fires of The West”, “Brave Men and Bright Machines”, “Great Fires of America”, “Fire the Story of the Fire Engine”, “I Smell Smoke” by Paul Ramsey, “Story of Fire Engines” by Goodenough.

                EXTINGUISHERS: Repro set 3 Harden Star grenades; Pyrene auto type and heavy vehicle hand pump polished w/bracket, acid bottles, Fireen dry powder, Soda/acid, several tin tube extinguishers, Civil Defense 4 gal hand pump.

                NAME PLATES: JACO & CENTRAL script style.

                ART WORKS: Steamer metal art wall hanging, framed fire boat print, 1871 Chicago Fire wall hanging, 4 FDNY prints, matted litho of steamer.

                TOYS: TEXACO fire helmet, 1995 SUNOCO 1:35 Scale ladder truck, Matchbox fire engines, Alarm Box on street post w/light & bell by Chicago Bell Toy.

                TOOLS: American LaFrance hose clamp, Akron & other spanners, brass pike tip, electric hand lantern.

                MISCELLANEOUS: Cincinnati Fire Extinguisher Co. gauge, tool box with ”Foamite, American LaFrance” name plate, Red Comet refill kit w/6 grenades & carry case, brass fire warden’s bell, framed fire boat photo, 3 reproduction leather fire buckets hand made & decorated, Lionstone fire helmet liquor decanter, firefighter’s cap w/badge, framed 1940s “Arson For Hire” movie poster, metal fire buckets, Aluminized turn-out coat, MSA Burrel mask, Chemox mask, ads for Seagrave & Howe apparatus, Sireno #70 6-volt brass/copper working siren with bracket, Sirenlite #20 6-volt (as is), 10” 6-volt alarm bell, polished fire extinguisher lamp, 2 Avon steins.

                AHRENS-FOX: Fire Stream Scale Card #1, Range Finder Scale Card, 1940s Hydraulics Manual, 1927 Operation Manual, Bulletin “Pumps With Punch”, 1927 Caliber of Fire Streams”.

                And there will definitely be MORE items to come!

                Questions e-mail me or call: Howard W. Kuhnell, Jr. Auctioneer 513-831-6398 - [email protected].

                Photos of some auction items can be viewed on the Youngstown Fire Forums at: http://www.youngstownfire.com/phpbb/...?p=28279#28279
                Cincinnati F.D. History Site
                Society for the Preservation & Appreciation of Antique Fire Apparatus in America
                Youngstown Fire Forums - 40,000+ photos of Apparatus, Fire Scenes, etc.

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