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What's the difference between a dietz and petromax lantern?

-- Eggbert (, February 07, 1999


1. The Dietz uses a wick, absorbs fuel up from the wick

2. Petromax uses a mantle, also has pressurized (pump up) fuel supply.

3. Dietz is equivalent to maybe a 10 watt bulb, Petromax to 400 watts.

4. Dietz costs about 1/5 as much as a Petromax

Got both

-- glowing (, February 07, 1999.

So... where can I get a "Petromax lantern"? Thanking you in advance, sdb

-- S. David Bays (, July 09, 1999.

"Where can I get a Petromax?"


-- RUOK (, July 09, 1999.

Diane at BritLyt is wonderful-- very helpful-- however...

I order a Petromax lantern, reflector, case, extra chimney, and extra mantles on 5/16. Received partial delivery last Thursday. No date on the rest of the shipment. Keep in mind that Petromax stoves can't be had for love nor money.

-- yerfdog (, July 09, 1999.

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