This lantern was made from 1939 and onward. It can be identified by the modified tank logo.  In addition, after 1939 the lanterns were no longer tinned due to the war.  The lanterns were then painted in a dipping and spraying process. 


All of the paint (RAL 6006 matte)  is original and there was no indication (rust) that this lantern had been left and/or used outside.  The chimney is in poor condition due to heavy use and the lantern slightly leans.


Attached to this lantern is a German War relic which is part of a German Rifle Striper brass clip.   The lantern and/or metal tag is most likely  a 'Veteran Bring Back".  I have left this metal piece attached as it is part of the lanterns history and I do not support or endorse the symbolism. On one side of the metal stamp it reads:


H M a   - Possibly 'Heeres-Munitionsanstalt'  (Heer is Army (ground forces); munition is ammunition; Anstalt is institution)

Gen      - Possibly  ‘General’ or Genesenden (means convalescents or recovery)


Comments: 4
  • #4

    Mel-Owner (Thursday, 13 September 2018 17:53)

    Dear Cindy,

    Please use the main contact form and then I can email you back and see if I can help you. This comment section does not 'capture' anyone's email.

    Thank you,


  • #3

    Cindy (Thursday, 13 September 2018 17:38)

    I'm looking for a clear replacement glass for #175 super baby lantern. Could you help me locate the glass. Thanks

  • #2

    Mel-Owner (Sunday, 20 May 2018 08:05)

    I can possibly help you with your Red Globe for a 175. Please use the main contact form so that I can respond to your question.

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    R. Aguirre (Saturday, 19 May 2018 13:57)

    I recently bought a Feuerhand 175 Superbaby. It has made in Germany with nr 175 on it's tank. The glass has Schott & Gen JEN er GLASS with Design Nr 58162 Regd. It is complete and appears very old but in very good condition. The previous owner told me he lit it for a few seconds a few years ago and work great.
    Approximately what is it's currently value ? I just saw a " large one "on the Internet listed for $ 1,999.99 ! Please let know . Thank you.