If you find yourself on this page, it is because you are thirsty for more information on the lanterns you already own or would like to own. When I first began collecting German lanterns, I was satisfied for a short time just knowing who manufactured the lantern and the correct model number. That was short lived.


In my own researching, I came up against a ‘virtual wall’; meaning using ‘google’ as my main resource was either not relevant or in-depth. Many times, I could not even come up with a valid search result. Fortunately, I was blessed with making contact with an extraordinary group of experienced and knowledgeable collectors from Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland the USA.


The links below were made possible by their generosity and assistance, with a very special thank you to Jörg Wekenmann who assisted me in compiling the majority of this list. Most of the links are primary resources that are comprehensive and authoritative. The rest of the links will bring you to various personal lantern collectors’ websites. These links will be ‘eye candy’ for all of you lantern seekers. Certain links/websites are in German or Dutch.


In the event you do not read or speak German, you can utilize Google Web Page Translate:



Do you have a relevant website that you would like to submit? Please use the contact page with details.

I will be adding more resource information to this page as it becomes available.





http://www.frowo.info/ Hans-Werner’s comprehensive website regarding Fröhlich & Wolter




https://www.ontariolantern.ca/ A beautiful Canadian Lantern website by Drew Goff. This website is
dedicated to preserving and showcasing Canadian lanterns ,their history and the companies that made them.


https://www.delampenman.nl/stormlampen-stormlantaarns/This website is owned by Remco van den Burg of the Netherlands. It is in Dutch so you will need to use Google translate, but well worth the time. Beautiful photos of the lanterns he has collected and photographed.




http://www.old-familiar.com/en_GB * Clemens web shop, which is well worth visiting if you are in the market for the vintage, the beautiful and the unusual items.




*The Light Lanterns Association was founded to promote, develop and preserve cultural treasures,
 to present and promote old lanterns. website by Miroslav Kern. You'll see some incredible restored lanterns here. 





Miles has the world's largest selection of wicks. He has Wicks for virtually every heater, stove and lamp made since 1850. Fantastic customer service and Miles is always there to help you with your questions.















https://www.500hk.de/  This website, owned by Christian Leopoldt, will show you his wonderful collection of pressure operated Petromax lamps and other liquid fuel operated equipment.
The website also has wonderful information on the different manufacturers of pressure lamps.
Well worth your time to visit!


 http://www.antike-petroleumlampen.de/ A beautiful website full of information and some of the most stunning German and European lamps you will ever see. Well worth visiting. The photography is beautiful.



Comments: 9
  • #9

    Mel - Owner (Thursday, 07 December 2023 11:35)

    Hello Jens,

    I only have the fuel cap for a Bat 158.

  • #8

    Jens Bauer (Wednesday, 06 December 2023 17:45)

    I'm looking for a tank cap and a burner or burner hat for a Bat 155.
    Greetings, Jens

  • #7

    Mel - Owner (Thursday, 10 December 2020 10:11)

    Helló Bandi, használhatja a fő kapcsolattartási űrlapot, hogy közvetlenül kommunikálhassunk. Durva érték a piac és a vevő függvényében az 50,00 - 90,00 tartományban lenne.

  • #6

    Bándi Joci (Thursday, 10 December 2020 09:22)

    Üdv! Segítségre lenne szügségem.
    A bírtokomban van, egy Ujj, még sohasem használt L'abeille No76 made in germany lámpás eredeti papírzacskóval, és az üvege is gyári formában, állapotban van!
    Esetleg ha tudna segíteni, hogy mennyit is érhet pontosan ez a lámpa ebben a tökéletes állapotban

  • #5

    Mel - Owner (Saturday, 22 August 2020 10:17)

    Thank you Dr. Detlef Bunk for the updated information on the links that are no longer valid. I have removed them from the list.


  • #4

    Dr. Detlef Bunk (Saturday, 22 August 2020 04:13)

    very nice collection with brilliantly restored lanterns.
    Just want to let you know that the following links are canceled or abandoned and provide no more lantern information.

    Regards from Feuerhand collection
    Detlef Bunk

  • #3

    Makk Eenhoorn (Wednesday, 10 April 2019 01:53)

    Hi there,

    I have googled extensively on world war 2 Baby Feuerhand Sturmlaternen model 276, 1943.

    I am am getting nowhere in finding what would be stamped on the lantern top bottom underneath - what identifies it.

    I am talking specifically about Carl Hermann Neir's factory.

    I am writing a novel and the lantern plays a role in a modern day puzzle that dates back to WW2.

    I might have my wires mixed, but...

    I need to be specific as to the accuracy of what I write.

    Are you able to help?



  • #2

    MEL - OWNER (Saturday, 28 October 2017 18:26)

    Hi, I actually haven't thought of doing a book just on restoration, but now you have me thinking. I will definitely put thought into that. I have access to a wealth of information on restoration with my colleagues and then of course, my own personal experience. If it were to help someone, it would all be worth it. Thank you for your kind words.

  • #1

    Guest (Saturday, 28 October 2017 18:14)

    Uhh just a thought here but have you considered writing a e-book on lantern restoration?
    I have been looking for a book but have yet to find one, I feel that you have some valuable information that would benefit not only myself who quite recently have become very interested in restoration work but others as well. Maybe something to think about.☺