BAT (Fledermaus) Nr. 158

BAT (Fledermaus) Nr. 158


Embossed 'Made in Germany' on the fount.  The glass appears to be original to the lantern and is considered rare as it is embossed and not etched as in later versions.  The lifter is on the left.  Later on, the globe lifter was moved to the right.  After May, 1970 a rule was enacted called 'Regulation onf the labeling of the Origin of Goods' and the lanterns produced had to be labeled 'MADE IN GDR'.


This lantern is a 'clone' of the Feuerhand Nr. 275.  When lit up, it gives off a surprising amount of light.


Circa:  1950 +

Comments: 7
  • #7

    Mel - Owner (Sunday, 13 February 2022 07:51)

    Hi Tony,

    I doubt the awful paint color is original especially given how you describe it. The best way would be for you to use the main contact form so that I can see some photos of what you have.

  • #6

    Tony Mimnagh (Sunday, 13 February 2022 05:34)

    Hi, thank you for creating this incredible resource. I am new to collecting lanterns and have very limited knowledge so I really appreciate your help. I have recently purchased a BAT 158 stamped MADE IN GDR. When I received this lantern it was fitted with a plain thin glass globe. I was given this veritas globe by a friend so I swapped them out mainly to keep the globe safe. The lantern appears to be painted in a gaudy gold colour that does not extend to the base or to the inside of the chimney. Can you tell me if the paint is original to the lantern.

  • #5

    Mel-Owner (Sunday, 21 October 2018 18:41)

    Hello Nektarios,

    The size of the glass is the same size that fits a Feuerhand 275/276. You can find the Bat globes for this lantern most of the time on German Ebay. The embossed Bat globe is very hard to find. What you will find are the clear Etched globes. I hope this helps you. You can also use this brand glass:

  • #4

    Nektarios (Sunday, 21 October 2018 05:28)

    Hi. I have one from ‘70s. It was used by my parents in tobbaco farms at night. I have cleaned it, polished and i have now to find a glass.

  • #3

    Kristian (Sunday, 12 November 2017 07:24)

    I have a Bat 158 with white etched globe: Made in GDR and a car.
    I offer it for sale. I can send pictures.

  • #2

    MEL - OWNER (Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:41)

    Hello Scott,

    Are you looking for an embossed Bat 158 globe or one that is etched? I do see those and they come up for sale fairly often (the white etched ones...not the embossed ones - those are much rarer and hard to find).

  • #1

    Scott (Wednesday, 13 September 2017 07:08)

    I'm looking for an original globe for a Bat 158