This has the original, unburned, 'Hindenburglict' which is the candle. Still in the plastic wrap with bottom tin holder. There was surface rust inside which was removed in a few hours with Metal Rescue, then polished and shined.


Circa 1950's





Comments: 8
  • #8

    Mel-Owner (Thursday, 05 October 2023 07:45)

    Hello Shannon,

    This was a candle lantern made in the 1950's. It's purpose was to simply provide light and the housing was windproof. Not much more than a simple candle lantern.

  • #7

    Shannon (Thursday, 05 October 2023 00:42)

    Good morning. I'm writing from Germany. I have two of these in my collection and am hoping to learn more about it's purpose. Do you have any quick background information on the lantern that you'd share?

    Best Regards,

  • #6

    Mel - Owner (Sunday, 30 August 2020 15:36)

    Hello Zachary,

    This is not air tight so enough oxygen is there for the small candle to burn. The wax does melt down to the bottom, but that is easily scraped off when you add another candle. I hope this answers your questions.

  • #5

    Zachary (Sunday, 30 August 2020 12:44)

    Interesting item. Trying to understand its functionality. If it's completely sealed to protect from rain & strong wind, then where is the air source to keep it burning? Also, if the candle is completely burned out, where will the wax end up at? Will it be messy? Do you have any idea? Thanks.

  • #4

    Mel-Owner (Wednesday, 25 September 2019 08:07)

    Hello Patrick,

    According to the information that is available, it can be spelled both ways, but you are correct with your spelling of it. "The Hindenburg light or Hindenburglicht, was a source of lighting used in the trenches of the First World War, named after the Commander-in-Chief of the German army in World War I, Paul von Hindenburg."

  • #3

    Patrick (Tuesday, 24 September 2019 21:37)

    i am from Germany.
    The name is "Hindenburg Licht"
    So lang.

  • #2

    Mel-Owner (Sunday, 04 March 2018 15:54)

    This is a candle lantern with wind and rain protection (the panels).

  • #1

    Mariusz (Sunday, 04 March 2018 14:13)

    Hello, what was the purpose of this candle above the candle with the FEUERHAND KERZENLATERNE lamp?