This is a very hard to find Feuerhand model Nr. 277.  The lantern arrived to me with an Adlake Railroad Globe in it. At one point, the lantern had been painted Black and was difficult to get the black paint out of the pitted areas of the lantern. Some of the paint still remains in the pitting.  This particular lantern was restored by me, but will be in the private collection of another fellow collector in Germany. He was gracious enough to let me showcase this lantern on my website before it heads back over the ocean.


The Feuerhand Nr. 277 is actually part of the 'Baby Series'.  The correct globe would be a Jenaer Schott glass globe.  The embossed clear Feuerhand globe is from my FH 270 which was mounted for reference only.


The burner cone on the Nr. 277 is larger than the Nr. 270 even though the lanterns are almost identical in size.  The Feuerhand Nr. 270 is the Pre-Model of the later Baby-Series: Nr. 277.  See photo of both models for comparison in the photo gallery.


CIRCA: 1938 - 39



Comments: 9
  • #9

    Mel - Owner (Friday, 12 January 2024 07:41)

    Dear Denise,

    Please use the main contact form and then we can chat about your lantern. This section is for general comments only.

  • #8

    Denise Baron (Friday, 12 January 2024 00:29)

    I'm in Alberta Canada I forgot to mention.

  • #7

    Denise Baron (Friday, 12 January 2024 00:27)

    I have a Feuerhand 277,its quite rusted,not sure if the glass is original,it says feuerhand Jena glas, made in Germany, design # 55 908 I think.Im scared to try and clean it up in case I ruin something .Any info would be appreciated, thanks

  • #6

    Mel-Owner (Wednesday, 18 October 2023 07:58)

    Hello Magnus,

    Interesting story you tell. I don't have any information as to why the lantern would be in Canada other than that when many people fled Germany during WW2, a lot of them immigrated to Canada and then down to the USA.

  • #5

    Magnus (Monday, 16 October 2023 07:53)


    I was cleaning up at a farm property we recently purchased and found a Nr. 277 hanging in a tree outside. The previous owner (clearly not knowing/caring about the history of this lamp) had modified it to house an electric bulb, and had used a mason jar as a globe. Therefore it isn't in the greatest shape, but interesting to have, none-the-less.

    Thank you for sharing the above information. It seems like both previous commenters are from Saskatchewan Canada. I am in Alberta, but the previous owner had family roots in Saskatchewan. I wonder what the history of the Nr. 277 was, that so many seem to have ended up there?

  • #4

    Mel-Owner (Thursday, 20 April 2023 18:46)

    Hello John,

    Can you use the main contact form and then we will be able to chat about your lantern?

  • #3

    John Hanson (Thursday, 20 April 2023 17:17)

    Very nice detail and photos on this lamp. I have one that came down from the family, and am surprised to know it is quite rare. I have what I believe is the original globe. It isn’t embossed, but rather has a partial printed name of Feuerhand visible on the glass.
    I’m curious what is recommended for cleaning/sealing the metal surface. It was never refinished, and has some bright metal visible. Very light surface rust. Wondering if a light machine oil or wax would be good to seal it. Thanks

  • #2

    Bryan Baldwin (Tuesday, 26 April 2022 16:52)

    Hi there, very interesting site, thank you. I am looking for a globe for my Feuerhand Nr 277.
    If you know where I could get one, please let me know.
    Thanks, Bryan
    PS: I am in Saskatchewan, Canada

  • #1

    James (Wednesday, 11 September 2019 13:35)

    I've come across a Feuerhand # 277 can send pictures if your Interested.
    I'm from Canada