Camerco Red Embossed Globe. Carl Meyer & Co.



This beautiful globe came to me from Australia. Thank you so much Anita Woodward for your act of kindness. The globe is heavily embossed with Carl Meyer's logo. On the back it is embossed 'BEST FIREPROOF'.


*This information is from L. Jürgens who is a incredibly knowledgeable about Carl Meyer & co.


"The Camerco-Logo shows parts of an historical oil lamp. Wings of an eagle and the head of a lion. It is extremely difficult to interpret all this correctly. The eagle should stand for Germany or the former Prussia. The lion may stand for strength and power, but it may also be a symbol for the name 'Lion'."


The size of the globe is identical to the size of a Feuerhand Nr. 201 globe.


Company Camerco / wiman

Camerco = Carl Meijer & Co (Hamburg)

Wiman = Wilhelm Neumann (Hamburg) they dealt with petroleum lamps and accessories


 Circa: 1920-30's (?)

Comments: 4
  • #4

    Mel - Owner (Sunday, 25 October 2020 08:40)

    Hello Jaime,

    I've seen a Condor Lantern but not the globe. Can you use the main contact form so we can chat via email?

  • #3

    Jamie (Sunday, 25 October 2020 08:35)

    Yes I'd love to know too. I've also got a clear one, different embossing though. Neither in lanterns yet, they are quite beautiful by themselves. Have you ever heard of 'Condor'(made in Germany)? Got a Condor hot blast recently and so far nobody knows anything about it.

  • #2

    Mel - Owner (Saturday, 17 October 2020 10:27)

    Hello Jamie,

    That is interesting that you have one also and in Australia where I received mine from. If there are many more of this same globe, then no doubt the globes were exported there for a particular lantern. I would love to know what the correct lantern is for this globe.

  • #1

    Jamie Gill (Saturday, 17 October 2020 09:23)

    Beautiful! I have exactly the same one and I'm in Australia too. I wonder if a large batch was sent here at some point or it's just a coincidence.