IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE A RESPONSE TO A COMMENT OR QUESTION YOU HAVE CONCERNING ANY OF THE LANTERNS YOU SEE ON MY WEBSITE, PLEASE USE THE
Mel-Owner (Thursday, 07 July 2022 09:57)
Your model would indicate this information:
Country : DDR
burning time approx. 14 hrs.
left of the filling hole: Made in
right of the filling hole: Germany
opposite of the filling hole: [no mark].
filling cap: 1 [in triangle] 14/2950 K2
Glass: Rasotherm Made in Germany
Year of manufacture Model series: from spring 1950 - ca. 1955
Your model with the 'S" = S for Sonderqualität in the GDR, later Q
saban meric (Thursday, 07 July 2022 00:39)
BAT 158 model lantern filler cap has the following numbers 14/2950 K4 and 's' symbol.I see bat figures on the covers of some lanterns.what is the difference ? thank you
Mel - Owner (Sunday, 21 March 2021 18:05)
Can you you reach out to me via the main Contact page? Link is above. That way I can see what you have with your Abeille lamp.
david getsie (Sunday, 21 March 2021 14:33)
Hi Mel. Do you repair or know of repair shops that can help fix an Abeille lantern. It is very special to us and I cant seem to get it working. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you....david getsie
Wendy Sherlock (Monday, 25 January 2021 16:22)
Wondering if you can help me regarding a lantern that I just bought!
Stated on the lantern is the following....Germany No 175 Super Baby Feuer Hand.
And on the glass globe (which has a small piece of the glass missing) states:
Jena Glas Schott & Gen 3389
Thank you in advance for any help you can give me!
Wondeing if I should sell it or keep it? I can send a photo if requested!!!
Thank you! Wendy
Mel - Owner (Monday, 18 January 2021 10:32)
This page is for general comments only. There are several information websites available although one must hunt and research on your own. As far as groups, the most accessible one is the Facebook
Group 'Antique Lantern Collectors'. It largely deals with American and Canadian lanterns, but there are also a lot of us who share our information in regards to German, Swiss and other European
ApacheAttackHelicopters (Sunday, 17 January 2021 21:53)
Just recently started my journey with kerosene lanterns and came across your site what a godsend. Are there any active forums or groups related to the topic? Anything history related would be great
as well, doing some google searches isn't turning up a whole lot for their role in WW2 that you mentioned here.
Cheers from Canada.
Mike Bowen (Sunday, 25 October 2020 08:52)
I found a Facebook post you made about a feuerhand atom 75 back in 2016 and have a question. Do you know of any spare parts for these, US or otherwise? My dad found a very nice one for $5 but it's
missing the globe, cone over the burner and fuel cap. So nice for what's there. If possible I'd love to help him find the parts, even if they need to come from germany.
Chiang (Wednesday, 14 October 2020 15:28)
Hello Mel. My Orkan 777 lacks the burner and the lid on it. Hasag 811 lacks the globe. Do you have any replacement parts?
Mel - Owner (Monday, 14 September 2020 08:30)
Please use the main contact form so that I can help you out with your restoration questions. This is just a general comment section.
Bill Chance (Sunday, 13 September 2020 22:07)
I just bought 2 today and looking to restore them. Thanks
Mel-Owner (Tuesday, 25 February 2020 08:39)
Please use the main contact form so that I can help you out with your Helvetia Burner. This is just a general comment section.
KB (Tuesday, 25 February 2020 06:38)
Good morning, it's me again. I sent you the copy of my comment on behalf Guillouard at the bottom of this message, you might remember me. I would need your help for a tricky burner on a Helvetia
lamp. It's a brass burner, nothing unusual for Helvetia, but it is pressed onto an iron plate. I put some WD 40 but can't get the burner and plate out of the tank . Everything is moving a little bit
up and down. More explanation: the plate has the shape of a soup plate and it is in between the brass burner and the tank. The rim of the iron plate slides under the burner's rim. Would you share
your experience ? Kind regards from France KB
KB (Friday, 08 February 2019 08:17)
Guillouard still exists and has even put on producing !!! What makes you write that they are no longer in business ? Have a look here:
Kind regards from France
Mel-Owner (Monday, 16 December 2019 15:10)
Please use the main contact form and then I can help you out with the correct wick size that you are looking for.
HAROLD KALUSTIAN (Monday, 16 December 2019 13:25)
I’m trying to find a lantern wick that’s about half the with of the ones shown in pictures. Basically cut in half on the red line, but made like that from the beginning.Please call me at 540-345-2478
or if you must. TEXT
Mel-Owner (Wednesday, 11 December 2019 17:22)
I can help you out with your FH280. I need you to use the main contact form and then we can communicate.
Lawrence Burdge (Wednesday, 11 December 2019 17:02)
I have a Feuerhand 280 that is devoid of any patent markings. I was told by the family that it came over from Germany in a trunk in the 30s. What can you tell me about it and I am looking for a
Jim (Monday, 09 December 2019 21:03)
I have a Frowo lantern no.677 do you know it's manufacturing history?
James (Thursday, 05 September 2019 16:52)
Leak question. I have a baby cold blast. The cap is attached to the tank via a small filling tube, which the cap closes off. The leak occurs at the interface between the filling tube and the tank. Is
this normal? If not how do you fix it. It is a newer Feuerhand, about four years old. If normal is such a leak normal to other bands?
Mel-Owner (Wednesday, 24 April 2019 10:15)
It is very hard to find the identical or substitute filler cap for many of the lanterns. If you have the exact thread size and measurements you could try to compare them to some of the replacement
fuel caps on W.T. Kirkmans website. It's possible that other fuel caps from different British lanterns might fit, but that is just a guess. Feel free to use the main contact form and then we can chat
with one another via email. This section is for comments only.
David Hardwick (Wednesday, 24 April 2019 09:22)
I inherited from an old friend, who had been a railway enthusiast from a small boy, a pair of railway signal lamps.
They are identical to the one currently for sale at (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-BRITISH-RAIL-WESTERN-RAILWAY-OIL-SIGNAL-LAMP/192870098933?hash=item2ce7f427f5:g:u3oAAOSwNjxbyhmQ)
Unfortunately one does not have the filler cap.
I can try to get one made but if there is a source where I might obtain one I would be interested in knowing
If you can help I would much appreciate it
илья (Sunday, 31 March 2019 06:37)
Good day, I See you are a great connoisseur of kerosene lamps - they are just beautiful !!! I accidentally found a frowo No. 420 lamp. The lamp is in good condition, but the glass of the bulb is
broken. I really want to restore it and to bring it into working condition. But in Russia to find glass on such lamp - it is impossible. Can you do something to help ? All the best, Ilya. Please
write to my e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dieter Panknin (Wednesday, 20 March 2019 17:29)
What a beautiful homepage, what beautiful, clear photos! Great made Melanie !!
Mel-Owner (Friday, 27 July 2018 14:55)
Yes, Johan. Please use the contact page so that I can respond to your email.
Verbeerst Johan (Friday, 27 July 2018 14:53)
Incredible site you have! And the collection is incredible.
Can I ask questions about restoring lanterns somewhere?
Mel-Owner (Tuesday, 17 July 2018 14:56)
David: Can you please use the other contact form so that I can reply to your email? This section is for general comments. The link is above.
David Morton (Tuesday, 17 July 2018 14:51)
I have a lantern i would like to restore. Can you help me with that?
Mel-Owner (Sunday, 20 May 2018 08:07)
Hello R. Aguirre,
I can possibly help you with your question. Please use the main CONTACT form so that I can respond to your email.
R.l. Aguirre (Saturday, 19 May 2018 15:23)
I posted a comment earlier today regarding value of my Feuerhand model 175. A message informing me my comment and question would be posted after it's review. Where can I see my post after the
Please e-mail me an answer at: email@example.com
Mel-Owner (Sunday, 15 April 2018 11:41)
THEO: Please use the contact page link above so that I can respond to you via your email.
Value depends on the condition of the lantern.
Theo Wagemaker (Sunday, 15 April 2018 11:37)
Ik heb een lantaarn van frohlich en wolter nr. 105 met hund op de voet.
Met wit glas zonder opdruk.
Ook is er een hoekje uit het glas gebroken.
Nu ben ik benieuwd naar de waarde ervan.
Jan and Kate Lozert (Sunday, 25 February 2018 01:53)
Hello, we´re from the Czech Republic and we have found a latern at our loft, probably from 1939? Feuerhand no 225 medium - in dark grey-green color, everything is original. However we have not found
out more information about this in our country, there is no real expert to give advice. We think that this model is uncommon and rare and we would like to know some information about it, because we
have small Sudetenland (Silesia) private museum with WWII items. Please, if it´s possible, we would like to know what is historical worth of this latern? Thank you very much! Jan and Kate
Below is link website with latern photos.
Roger William Day (Saturday, 17 February 2018 02:54)
Hello Melanie, Here to take a look at your collection and thanks again for your advice with my K & T lamp. There are several complete lamps in varios s/h shops here in Ibiza but to judge by eBay
prices the cost of safely packing to ship to you would be about double the purchase price. One in heavy glass in perfect state apart from some rust on the burner is 27 Euros but weighs about 2 kg. as
the glass base is thick and heavy. Or is it only lanterns you collect NOT lamps? Regards from Ibiza, Spain
J. Jones (Wednesday, 29 November 2017 16:58)
Hello, In clearing out my Mothers garage after her passing, I found a Marswells #2 Cold Blast Lantern in pretty good shape. I am not a collector ... but seeing that you are I thought I would ask you
its value. Thank you firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Nicholson (Wednesday, 08 November 2017 13:02)
I have been indroduced to your web site by Cheri Rugh from Workshop Hero.
I inherited a lantern that sat in my Dads barn and I assumed it is a railroad lantern. (may have been a barn lantern but we lived within a 100 yards of the Great Northern RR and about 300 yards from
the Northern Pacfic RR.
The patent on it says Jan 26, 1909. Adams and Westlake Co.. it is rust covered but in pretty decent shape.
I have been trying to figure out how to soak it in one gallon of workshop hero and can't find the right container and It seems I am destined to spend more money on more fluid. I that your experience?
Can I mix it with Citric Acid? Also the handle has a cover which is either leather or asbestos , will that withstand the fluid or need to be sealed? Any ideas?
Also, I soak it twice, once bottom down and the once the top down, and metal is exposed twice what happens? ( I may be too cheap)