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: 28
  • #28

    Mel-Owner (Monday, 21 August 2023 08:19)

    Hello Ortwin,

    If the burner is broken, you will need to locate a new burner. When the little wick turning wheels inside the burner break, it is nearly impossible to fix it.

  • #27

    Ortwin (Monday, 21 August 2023 01:38)

    I just bought a later model of the 175 baby version. But the wick isn’t feeding correctly. Is there anywhere I can buy a spare part for the wick feeder?

  • #26

    Mel-Owner (Thursday, 02 March 2023 11:13)

    Hello John,

    You need to use the main contact form to contact me directly and then you can send me photos after I reply to you.

  • #25

    John Glowa (Thursday, 02 March 2023 10:35)

    I just purchased a Germany No. 175 super baby-all original with original black matte paint at auction for $20. Would you or one of your readers be interested in purchasing it? If yes, I will send photos. It was not made in W. Germany.

  • #24

    Mel-Owner (Thursday, 09 February 2023 13:44)

    Hello Shane,

    It is a newer model you have. It would be marked West Germany. They do have some value but not a lot like the prewar models do. Also, it depends on the condition. I've seen them sell for about $35 - 60.00 depending on the time of year.

  • #23

    Shanelear96@icloud.com (Thursday, 09 February 2023 13:38)

    Hiya, I just bought a bare metal 175 from the 1950s. In good condition with all parts moving freely, glass is also good condition. Was wondering what the value would be?

  • #22

    Mel-Owner (Wednesday, 28 December 2022 16:15)

    If your FH175 is marked 'W. Germany' than it is dated sometime after 1952+

  • #21

    Robert Falls (Wednesday, 28 December 2022 14:01)

    Hello; I recently won a Feurhand 176 super baby Sturmfest. Made in West Germany. Is there any way to closely date this lantern, other than post-war? Thanks for any help!!

  • #20

    David (Sunday, 13 November 2022 01:29)

    I have a couple of 175 W.Germany one marked with Sturmfest. I haven’t been able to find the sturmfest reference anywhere. Can you enlighten?

  • #19

    Mel-Owner (Sunday, 06 November 2022 17:30)

    Hi Mark,

    I buy all of my wicks from Germany. Those are the correct ones. Most of the American ones are the wrong size and 'width' (too thick) for these German and Swiss lanterns. Please use the main contact form if you need more assistance.


  • #18

    mark neighbors (Sunday, 06 November 2022 17:22)

    where can I find a wick this size 7mm?

  • #17

    Mel - Owner (Sunday, 04 April 2021 18:12)

    Hello Lene,

    The Feuerhand Nr. 175 is no longer made at all.

    Feel free to use the main contact form and then you will be able to send photos to me and I can answer any further questions.

  • #16

    Lene bagge Johansen (Sunday, 04 April 2021 18:11)


    Do they make 175 anymore?
    I havde one, it looks allmost new

    Best regards

  • #15

    Wendy Sugrue (maiden name: Thrun) (Tuesday, 29 December 2020 06:08)

    My great great grandfather immigrated from Danske, Prussia to Canada in the late 1800’s and he brought this lantern with him, however neither picture shown on this web site exactly matches mine. On the base of the lantern it states “Made in Germany” below that to the left it reads” it reads “Feuerhand then it has a symbol which is the same as shown in your pictures and then to the right it reads “Superbad”, I am curious as to why this is in English. On the other side on the left it reads “Nr” then there is a cap, with the same symbol as in the front and to the left if that it reads “175”, the glass it is marked as well, I just need to clean it, very carefully in order to make out the writing but at first glance it looks very similar to the photos on this web page. I was amazed that I was able to open the glass as it’s not been used for a very very long time. It is red in colour. What type of fuel would I use as I would like to try to light it. I have always treasured this little lantern as I really respect the long journey my great great grandfather, great great grandmother and their children made. For some reason today I decided to wipe the dust off and noticed how interesting it really was. If you have any information on the history kindly let me know. Thank you, kind regards Wendy. Please send your email response to wendysugrue.68@gmail.com

  • #14

    MD (Saturday, 21 November 2020 08:14)

    Good day

    I have A superbaby 175. Van you please let me know the value

  • #13

    Mel-Owner (Thursday, 09 April 2020 14:38)

    Hello Malav,

    Condition is everything. I would need to see a few photos. Please use the main contact form so we can can communicate properly.

  • #12

    Malav (Thursday, 09 April 2020 12:57)

    I also have one of these but it's slightly rusty and so I will clean it up and restore it. The glass globe is in perfect condtion which is great. So what are the value of these? I picked mine up for 5euros in France :)

  • #11

    Ernie Hasenclever (Friday, 03 January 2020 21:57)

    Hi the GEN stands for "Genossen" or " Genossenschaft "( Partners ) as in Scott & Partners

  • #10

    Mel-Owner (Tuesday, 30 July 2019 17:15)

    This lantern has been sold and is not in my collection any longer.

  • #9

    Stefan (Tuesday, 30 July 2019 11:24)

    Hello is the lamp for sale ? my email is : info@meks.lby.se regards Stefan

  • #8

    Mel-Owner (Friday, 22 February 2019 13:18)

    Hi David,

    Feuerhand only makes the FH276 now. The FH175 is no longer made at all.

  • #7

    David (Friday, 22 February 2019 12:58)

    I think they still make the 175 Super Baby Specials in Europe...

    Wish they would sell them here.:)

  • #6

    Mel-Owner (Friday, 12 October 2018 18:10)

    Hi Bob, you can use the main contact form so that we can chat directly via email. In the meantime, you can find a marked red globe for your FH175, but it will take some serious hunting on Germany Ebay. You may be able to find one on American Ebay although I've never seen just the globe for sale. The colored 175 globes are the hardest ones to get your hands on. Feel free to contact me via the main form and we can chat more about it.

  • #5

    Bob K (Friday, 12 October 2018 13:43)

    I am interested in a red glass for our Superbaby 175 because the glass we have has a crack
    in it but is all there it is etched with a lot of markings the lantern itself is in excellent
    condition and appears plated (zinc?) no rust beautiful patina

  • #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.

  • #1

    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.