BAT Nr. 450 - Redline Kerosene lantern

Made by FROWO while working together with HASAG.


All the way from England came this Bat Nr. 450 to the United States.  This is, I suppose, a 'transitional' lantern as it was made by Frowo for Hasag after Hasag bought the lantern production from Fr. Stübgen.  This was during a very short period of time; roughly one to two years.


During this same time frame, HASAG built the FROWO 45 for Frowo and FROWO built the big lanterns for Hasag (the Bat nr. 400 and nr. 450)Thank you Hans-Werner for this information.


On one side of the fuel tank it is embossed 'BAT (Bat emblem) No. 450'.  On the fuel cap side, it is embossed 'BAT' and then another embossed Bat emblem.  Above the fuel cap, it is embossed 'MADE IN GERMANY'.  It is very faint and hard to see.  The inside of the tank and the bottom of the tank is spotless - no rust was present. 


The embossed Bat globe is spectacular and large.  It is the same size as the globe that fits the FH 260/280.  SEE PHOTOS ABOVE FOR COMPARISON.


There was the original red paint on the fuel cap and around the burner cone.  It was cleaned, touched up and polished so as to save it. The lantern was too pitted to leave natural tin.  It was repainted.


CIRCA:  1935

Comments: 6
  • #6

    Mel-Owner (Sunday, 16 October 2022 08:18)

    Hello Nick,

    Yes you can paint your black with a high quality black paint. It does not have to be heat proof. As you can see from the photos above, sometimes you have no choice due to the amount of pitting on a lantern.

  • #5

    Nick Wood (Sunday, 16 October 2022 03:05)

    Have just been given a bat 450.
    Is black paint(heatproof) acceptable when restoring it?

  • #4

    Mel - Owner (Sunday, 14 June 2020 09:40)

    Hello Dave,

    If you could use the main contact form then I could have you send me a few photos of what you have.

  • #3

    David Proudfoot (Sunday, 14 June 2020 09:19)

    I have found one of these lamps with the glass intact. Whole thing completely rusted. Is it worth spending the time to restore?

  • #2

    Mel-Owner (Sunday, 11 August 2019 16:15)

    Hi Ajai,

    I have replied to your personal email.

  • #1

    Ajai Vijayakumar (Sunday, 11 August 2019 16:11)

    Hi I would like to know about a specific lantern.(
    Empress Hurricane Lantern
    Made in Germany
    On the glass it's written Camerco
    The burner is made of copper.
    DRGM 544938
    DRGM 563933
    Can you please help me in identifying the lantern its origin and the year.