FEUERHAND Nr. 251 - 'COEUR' Export to Belgium and possibly Holland
This is a very rare lantern and hard to come by, especially in this condition. The lantern originally was coated with a very heavy layer of black paint which was removed. Due to the amount of pitting on the lantern, it was best to repaint it.
The small handle on the top is called a 'Blaker'. On other lanterns, there is a metal ring to pull, but this is a small piece of wood attached to metal. If you lift the 'Blaker' the globe rises up. Another unusual feature is the double cage for the globe. There are two wire 'arms' that click into the attachments on either side of the tubes.
The beautiful globe is in excellent condition with a large embossed heart and the word 'Coeur'. The Feuerhand Nr. 251 was an export to Belgium (and possibly Holland). In Belgium, they speak 3 languages
which are French, Flemish, and German depending on the area and that is why it is called 'coeur' (heart).
*Remarks on No.205 and No.251:
"So far only one example of each of these lanterns is known. At the 1st Storm Lantern Symposium on May 5, 2005 in Tübingen, Model 205 was clearly identified as a Feuerhand lantern from around 1920. Numbering and other technical details are evidence of a Nier product. The No.251 is the forerunner of the No.252 and was manufactured in the same design as the "Cœur" lantern."
*SOURCE: Dr. D. Bunk