This original RHEWUM St 11 Kerosene Lantern is from the post-war years. RHEWUM GmbH was founded in 1927 as a 'Rheinische Werkzeug- und Maschinenfabrik'.  RHEWUM (Rheinische Tool and Machine Factory) was the company of Alexander Gassinger & Co. AG forth.

After the world war, the company began to produce turbines and cookers on the existing machine park. The lanterns were built in large numbers in Remscheid until the 1960s. The Rheinische Werkzeug- u. Maschinenfabrik wanted to take its place along side of  the company of Feuerhand (Herman Nier), which proved to be a vain endeavor. Around 1964, the production of lanterns was discontinued. 


Circa Post WW2 (1949 - 1960)

Comments: 6
  • #6

    Mel-Owner (Saturday, 27 August 2022 07:52)

    Hello Ruben,

    Just measure the bottom slit - insert for the wick on the bottom of your burner. That will tell you the size. I think it may be a 5/8" wick, but I no longer own this Rhewum lantern to I can't measure for you.

  • #5

    Ruben Cortez (Saturday, 27 August 2022 07:38)

    What size wick is used in the Rhewum ST2 lantern.


  • #4

    Melanie Loveland (Saturday, 01 January 2022 15:48)

    Hi Tony,

    Your lantern would have an Embossed or Etched 'Rhewum' globe in it originally. The Bat globe does not go with your lantern. The embossed bat globe fits the Stübgen lanterns. Just finding the Rhewum globe is possible providing it is for your model (height, etc) on Germany Ebay.Otherwise, you should just enjoy your Bat globe in your Rhewum.

  • #3

    Tony mimnagh (Saturday, 01 January 2022 15:30)

    Hi, I have recently purchased a Rhewum st2 lantern. It has a bat embossed globe and I was wondering if this is the correct globe and if not where I could get the correct globe. Thanks for your time and info.

  • #2

    Mel - Owner (Monday, 30 August 2021 08:02)

    Hello David,

    Most of the information on your Rhewum is on this page. The Bat globe does not below in the Rhewum lantern. If you have more specific questions please use the main contact form and then we can communicate.

  • #1

    david green (Monday, 30 August 2021 07:50)

    Hi I have located an st2 RHEWUM st2 oil lamp with just the bat etched into the glass, can you advise me where I can located information Re this lantern