DITMAR Nr. 801 FAVORITE -Austrian Made



This is a beautiful and all original Austrian made Kerosene lantern.  This lantern was  pristine when I had purchased it, but then it was lost in transit for over 4 months.  The package arrived very damaged.  Most of the lantern survived, but there are now 2 dents in the fuel fount near the rim.  Nonetheless, it is a charming and highly detailed lantern.


On the glass globe, it is embossed 'MADE in AUSTRIA DITMAR (then the beautiful embossed Ditmar Logo) FABRIQUE EN AUTRICHE'.  The wick driver and filler cap is very delicately detailed as is the top of the chimney.


Approximate size is very close to the Frowo Nr. 75.  The exact date of this lantern is unknown, but most likely prewar (before 1940).


Brief history of Ditmar:


Rudolph Ditmar and his brother Friedrich started in 1841 the lamp factory 'Lampen Fabrik Gebrüder Ditmar' in Vienna. After the death of his brother Friedrich in 1858, the extension Gebrüder was taken out of this name and it became : Lampen Fabrik R.Ditmar.


The company originally started with the manufacture of Carcel- and Moderatorlamps.  Then, around 1860 they also made kerosene lamps and burners. Around 1903, 8 years after the death of Rudolf, the factory name was changed in Fa.R.Ditmar.  This name was used until approximately 1907. 

In 1907, after the take over by the Gebrüder Brünner, the name was altered again in: Lampen Metallwaren Fabriken R.Ditmar Gebr. Brünner AG. This was until around 1938 when it was once again changed to Ditmar-Brünner AG.


CIRCA:  Pre 1940



Comments: 5
  • #5

    Mel - Owner (Friday, 21 August 2020 08:25)

    Hello John,

    I do not manufacturer lamps. I collect and restore lanterns.

  • #4

    John Kind (Friday, 21 August 2020 04:05)

    I have an old Kerosene Lamp made by your Company. I calculate that this Lamp is 131 years old. It is still in an immaculate condition. Do you still manufacture these Lamps?
    I would like to know if the Lamp Glass Tubes were marked by your Company Logo in those days. If yes, would it be possible for me to buy one? I am a Maltese citizen and I come from the Island of Malta. I would like to thank you in advance for your help.

  • #3

    Ivy (Saturday, 25 April 2020 05:55)

    I have a Ditmar Favorit from my grandpa. Unfortunately there is a crack in the glass and the foot has been painted by him. I would like to make it original. But think the top is missing as well. Would you like to see some picture? Maybe you know an article number and a date?

  • #2

    Mel-Owner (Monday, 17 September 2018 08:26)

    Maninder Kaur : I can try to help you date your Ditmar Chandelier, but would need to see some photos. Can you use the MAIN CONTACT form and that way I can respond to an email? The only thing I could tell you right now is that it was made sometime after 1938.

  • #1

    Maninder Kaur (Monday, 17 September 2018 01:38)

    sir,I have a very old hanging kerosene oil chandelier and stamped ditmar wonder Bruner.i would like to know how old is this