Frohlich & Wolter Kerosene Lantern Nr. 520 with embossed dog on globe
FROWO Nr. 520 and my pup Jäger


Comments: 54
  • #54

    Mel - Owner (Monday, 08 April 2024 07:35)

    Dear Stephan,

    Please use the main contact form and I can try to answer your questions directly.

  • #53

    Stefan Karopka (Sunday, 07 April 2024 12:24)

    Guten Tag
    Worin und wie lange muss ich eine Laterne einlegen um zu reinigen ?
    Danke für Ihre Zeit .
    MFG Stefan

  • #52

    Petra Nölting (Thursday, 22 February 2024 06:04)

    How can I repare a broken Globe?

    Best regards

  • #51

    katarzyna ch (Tuesday, 28 November 2023 10:25)

    Witam, posiadam taka lampe sygnowana na podstawie Josef Kuntzer Praha Smichov . Nie zobaczyłam jej w Twoich informacjach . Czy jest znana Tobie . Możesz coś więcej o niej powiedzieć. Niestety nie mogę wkleić zdjęć .

  • #50

    ashley wolfe elder (Tuesday, 12 September 2023 04:57)

    I am an interior designer and am looking for a company to restore a vestibule lantern for a client. Is this something you can help with?

    Kind regards,
    Ashley Wolfe Elder

  • #49

    B mccormick (Thursday, 15 June 2023 18:15)

    Any chance you would have or know where to purchase a 2 7/8 inch diameter round glass lens for an old A.Ferguson oil headlamp? I have searched far and wide.
    I would even gladly accept a newly fabricated one. I love this thing...everything else is in fine working order. Thanks so much!
    B mccormick

  • #48

    Mel-Owner (Wednesday, 07 June 2023 07:54)

    Hello Kurt,

    No, it will not. Those are 2 different size Feuerhand Globes.

  • #47

    KURT MARGETTS (Wednesday, 07 June 2023 05:09)


  • #46

    Mel-Owner (Monday, 10 April 2023 09:46)

    Hello Tony,

    Your 'Crystal' globe is correct and is simply another globe that was widely used in the Bat 158 models.

  • #45

    Ruben Cortez (Sunday, 12 February 2023 14:35)

    What is the best method for removing surface rust inside the fount after a citric acid soaking ?

  • #44

    Dragan (Monday, 23 January 2023 12:39)

    Have you Nier 75 or Hasag (BAT) Orkan for sale?
    Greetings from Austria

  • #43

    Will (Saturday, 10 December 2022 22:17)

    Hey my friend .do u have any lamps to sell .
    +86 18668088131 this is my WhatsApp .u will send me message .thank u

  • #42

    Stephen (Thursday, 24 November 2022 08:02)

    My bat 450 lamp needs a replacement burner Where can I get one...thanx

  • #41

    Mel-Owner (Saturday, 05 November 2022 08:18)

    Hello Marko,

    No, I'm not familiar with the Hasag Nr. 91. Please use the main contact form if you want to chat more directly.


  • #40

    Marko (Friday, 04 November 2022 19:37)

    Hi, I have a question for you. do you have any information about the lantern Hasag No.91?
    Thank you,Marko

  • #39

    saban meric (Thursday, 28 July 2022 01:49)

    hi Mel :)
    I benefit a lot from what you do.I have Feuerhand 252 model.not like yours. big filling .There is no writing on the left or right of the filling hole. onthe other side it says feurhand 252 and made in germany. it says feurhand on burner/wick part. Can you give information about. we could post a picture. thank you.

  • #38

    Mel-Owner (Thursday, 07 July 2022 09:57)

    Hello Sabin,

    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

  • #37

    saban meric (Thursday, 07 July 2022 00:39)

    hi :)
    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

  • #36

    Patrick Cox (Friday, 17 June 2022 12:40)

    Hi. I'm looking for a fuel cap for a Fuerhand 257. Do you have any idea where I might find one or a suitable relacement? Thank you in advance for any information you might have.

  • #35

    non2_-71 (Sunday, 30 January 2022 02:55)

    Thank you for providing the contact information. Thank you for your offer. First of all, say hello.

  • #34

    Jon Bramley (Wednesday, 17 November 2021 09:42)

    re the Frowo 245, ( incidentally one of them has just sold on Ebay UK ) mine is not in great condition and is undergoing restoration when time allows. I have just taken a few photos if you're interested.

    Jon B

  • #33

    Mel - Owner (Sunday, 21 March 2021 18:05)

    Hello David,

    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.

  • #32

    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

  • #31

    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

  • #30

    Mel - Owner (Monday, 18 January 2021 10:32)

    Hello ApacheAttackHelicopters,

    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 lanterns.

  • #29

    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.

  • #28

    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.
    Thank you,

  • #27

    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?

    Regards ,

  • #26

    Mel - Owner (Monday, 14 September 2020 08:30)

    Hello Bill,

    Please use the main contact form so that I can help you out with your restoration questions. This is just a general comment section.

  • #25

    Bill Chance (Sunday, 13 September 2020 22:07)

    I just bought 2 today and looking to restore them. Thanks

  • #24

    Mel-Owner (Tuesday, 25 February 2020 08:39)

    Hello KB,

    Please use the main contact form so that I can help you out with your Helvetia Burner. This is just a general comment section.


  • #23

    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

  • #22

    Mel-Owner (Monday, 16 December 2019 15:10)

    Hi Harold,

    Please use the main contact form and then I can help you out with the correct wick size that you are looking for.


  • #21

    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

  • #20

    Mel-Owner (Wednesday, 11 December 2019 17:22)

    Hi Lawrence,

    I can help you out with your FH280. I need you to use the main contact form and then we can communicate.


  • #19

    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 globe.

  • #18

    Jim (Monday, 09 December 2019 21:03)

    I have a Frowo lantern no.677 do you know it's manufacturing history?

  • #17

    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?

  • #16

    Mel-Owner (Wednesday, 24 April 2019 10:15)

    Hello David,
    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.

  • #15

    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 (

    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

    Kindest Regards


  • #14

    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 -

  • #13

    Dieter Panknin (Wednesday, 20 March 2019 17:29)

    What a beautiful homepage, what beautiful, clear photos! Great made Melanie !!

  • #12

    Mel-Owner (Friday, 27 July 2018 14:55)

    Yes, Johan. Please use the contact page so that I can respond to your email.


  • #11

    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?
    Thx Johan

  • #10

    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.

  • #9

    David Morton (Tuesday, 17 July 2018 14:51)

    I have a lantern i would like to restore. Can you help me with that?

  • #8

    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.

  • #7

    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 review?

    Please e-mail me an answer at:
    Thank you.

  • #6

    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.

  • #5

    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.