Brief W.T. Kirkman History
Since the winter of 1984, W. T. Kirkman Lanterns has become the “Premier” tubular lantern manufacturer & distributor in North America. For those that are looking for the finest general purpose lanterns made, our Premium Grade Galvanized lanterns fit the bill. Features include heavy gauge all Galvanized Steel construction, improved burners with brass wick tubes, and full weight globes. While our Premium Grade lanterns are made under contract in China using a combination of original Dietz tooling and new W.T. Kirkman tooling, all of the accessories for these models, such as hooded reflectors, warming plates, and post adapters, are made in California. Visit our W.T. Kirkman Heritage Series section if you are looking for items made or assembled in the U.S.A..