Made in England 'BAT' Kerosene lantern with Double Bat globe. Made by Veritas (Falk, Stadelmann & Co.)

BAT KEROSENE LANTERN  - MADE IN ENGLAND BY FALK, STADELMANN & CO.

 

This lantern came to me painted Blue and was not applied very well.  I doubt it was original to the lantern  because of the sloppy paint application.   Underneath the paint is an almost New Old Stock lantern and the tank is 100% shiny and pristine.  Almost all of the original tin is intact.

 

The globe cage did not fair as well, though, and has been repainted.  This lantern is very similar to the Bat Nr. 2850. During and after WW2, Falk, Stadelmann needed to find new ways to compete with the two
largest lantern manufacturers in the UK (the Tilley Lamp Co and Willis and Bates). Falk, more commonly known because of the brand 'Veritas', had a working relationship with Stübgen/Bat and explains some of the common features between the Bat 2850 and this lantern.   Falk himself was German and emigrated to England in 1885.

 

This Double Bat globe was not produced until WW2.

 

Circa:  1950 - 1960

Comments: 5
  • #5

    Mel - Owner (Thursday, 05 November 2020 08:21)

    Hello Bengt,

    There are no American made lanterns that use 'Bat' on their lanterns. The main one, of course was Stübgen in Germany which is the premier Bat (FLEDERMAUS) lanterns. The Germans used animals frequently on their lanterns. It is not known why Stübgen used the Fledermaus for his logo although I suspect it had to do with the Dark and how his lanterns would light the way.

  • #4

    Bengt Edqvist (Thursday, 05 November 2020 06:05)

    The name of this kind of lamp is in Denmark flagermuslygte, which means bat lamp. There was before also this kind of word in Sweden and Norway. I thought that this was related to the fact that bats long ago was thought to see in dark. Or maybe that these lamps was used by miners and the bats lives in mines. But on a swedish word book it says that the name flagermuslygte was because the flame in this lamp lookes like a bat wing. Do you have any idea about this? Is there any english names on kerotine lamps related to bats, like the word flagermuslygte? Flagermus=bat, lygte=lamp. /Best regards, Bengt Edqvist

  • #3

    mel@thelovelandgroup.com (Saturday, 18 April 2020 08:20)

    Hello Sue,

    Please use the main contact form and then we will be able to communicate directly, plus then I can see what you have with a photo.

  • #2

    SUE LEEDHAM (Saturday, 18 April 2020 07:51)

    I HAVE FOUND ONE OF THESE IIN THE DARKEST PARTS OF THE GARAGE OF A DECEASED RELATIVE IT IS BADLY RUSTED AND WONDERED IF IT IS A POSSIBILITY IT COULD BE RESTORED GLOBE IS INTACT WITH TWO BATS NO CAP FOR KEROSENE TANK
    lOOKING FOR ADVICE FOR THE NEXT STEP I SHOULD TAKE
    THANK YOU FOR ANY ADVICE YOU COULD OFFER
    KIND REGARDS
    SUE LEEDHAM
    UK

  • #1

    John Hurst (Monday, 25 February 2019 13:30)

    This is gorgeous!