The Blue Lantern Information for Collectors
! 14 years on the web - Feuerhand Blue Lantern page ! updated April,
in Germany and patented in 1926 by Bruno Nier & the FEUERHAND lantern factory which is the last remaining
producer of original kerosene lanterns in the western hemisphere - besides
Guillouard at Nantes, France.
High quality lantern production
of German origin since 1902. Made from first
choice 0.3 mm steel sheet and steel wire, exactly stamped,
crimped, and overlaped, brilliantly
dip-tinned finish for 110 years, precise
fit of all parts: The
original patented Storm lantern
Nr.276 'Baby Special'
is the classic original model produced
until today. Avoid plagiarism! Do not buy
Chinese 276-fakes! Identify the original
Feuerhand: "Feuerhand" tag - Schott-Suprax
globe - embossed "Made in W.Germany"
In 2012 and 2013 the
production was reorganized and the product design was altered for economic
reasons. Fire dip-tinning is abandoned and other raw materials are used now: Since 2013
a galvanized (zinc coated) lantern Nr. 276 'Baby Special' 'Eternity' is offered. We
all hope that the factory can guarantee the well known lantern quality.
CLICK here: Firmengeschichte, Laternenentwicklung/Company history & product development
Storm lanterns'. A Brief History and Description ...",
by D. Bunk,
Light International, Vol. 3, No. 1, (2000)
Wehrmacht - Vortrag von D. Bunk
Lichtstärke, Dochte und Brennstoffe für Sturmlaternen. -
Vortrag von D. Bunk
Gas Oil Burner for Feuerhand lanterns - Investigation by D. Bunk,
Light International, Vol. 4, No. 2, (2001)
CLICK here: Abgastemperaturen Vergleich 176E und
75 "Atom". - Untersuchung von D. Bunk
Lantern Data Sheet
Nr.276 (2000) (English)
Bunk Feuerhand Lantern
Instructions of use (1982)
Petroleum, Docht und Pflege.
Vortrag von D. Bunk
im UPH Essen (German)
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further information - mail to: the Webmaster.
Have a look at
historic Feuerhand lanterns 1939-1945 by night & day:
Feuerhand All Feuerhand Storm lanterns. Nier Blue Lantern Detlef
Bunk, Alle Feuerhand Sturmlaternen.
Nier - Feuerhand
- Maker of the legendary tiny "Atom" Nr.75 (1936 - 1944).
All Atom Models Feuerhand Nr.75
This site is visited since people shine light in the dark.
112 years Nier lanterns from Germany
and Sturmlaternen All Feuerhand Storm Lanterns
Text and photos
© DDB 1999-2014.
Alle Feuerhand Sturmlaternen. Nier Blue Lantern.
In 1877 the silver ware maker Carl Hermann Nier (*
March 11th,1854 - +
began to produce minor’s lamps and household lanterns at Beierfeld, Saxonia,
East-Germany (16, see # in References). In 1902 he established the
Nier-Feuerhand company at his home town which has produced kerosene lanterns
since its foundation (1, 2). His three sons, Bruno, Curt, and Woldemar Nier
brought the company up to the largest lantern producer in the 1930ies. The
engineer Bruno Nier held many patents. He was the inventor of the hot blast
lantern type Nr.201 and developed the small cold blast lantern “Baby” type. The
lantern production was interrupted by World War II consequences and ceased at
the end of 1944 because of the shortage of materials and the advancing Russian
army. After the second World War the company restart the lantern production in
1947 at Luedenscheid and Hohenlockstedt north of Hamburg where the company was
re-established in 1950. Figure 1.0 shows a recent view of the village Beierfeld
during winter time looking form the eastern hills to the center with the
prominent silhouette of the old FEUERHAND-NIRONA factory buildings.