Feuerhand Nr. 175 Superbaby with rare Cylinder Glass - World War 2

FEUERHAND Nr. 175 Superbaby with rare Cylinder glass


The FH 175 shown here is one of the last lanterns sold by Nier before the end of the World War 2. As the shortage of raw materials started to incapacitate production, it was necessary to make use of what was still to be found in the factory.  At first glance, it seems like the parts are a mismatch.  This was only due to the raw material shortage. The round style globes normally that we see in cold blast lanterns were replaced by simple, but yet fire-resistant glass cylinders.  These cylinder globes, marked 'Jenaer Glass' and the number '3389' are rare and were only made between 1943-1945.


The burner and the fuel cap were actually intended for the FH 175 F bicycle lantern.  This can be recognized by the black paint on those parts. *The filler cap on my lantern had only minimal black paint left which could not be saved.  The burner, on the bottom, has black paint left.


This lantern was only lightly cleaned and then polished so as to retain the original paint. 


CIRCA: 1943 - 1945

Comments: 2
  • #2

    Mel-Owner (Saturday, 29 June 2019 15:34)

    I would like to see photos of what you found in Mexico. Please use the main contact form and then we can chat about. As far as what material it is made out of, it is made from tin. As far as restoration goes with removing the rust and bringing the lantern back to life, there are few different approaches. Please see my page on 'Wicks & Sticks - tips on Restoration". That link is on the left hand side near the bottom of the navigation panel.

  • #1

    Jorge (Saturday, 29 June 2019 14:25)


    What an interesting article. I have found the same lamp in México but it is very rusty. What product or technic can be usted to clean the lamp without damaging it ? With what material is lamp made of ?

    Thank you,