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