The Blue Lantern Information for Collectors
! 14 years on the web - Feuerhand Blue Lantern page ! updated
26. Nov. 2013
Kerosene Storm Lanterns
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.
Since July 2003 the company was renamed "Feuerhand
GmbH i. G. Spezialfabrik für Sturmlaternen". 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, 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 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. We
all hope that the factory can guarantee the well known lantern quality. Since 2012
a galvanized (zinc coated) lantern Nr. 276 'Baby Special' 'Eternity' is offered.
CLICK here: Firmengeschichte, Laternenentwicklung/Company history & product development
Air view of Beierfeld / Saxony with legend and
indication of historic Nier-Feuerhand buildings (English)
Click back on your browser to
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
Bunk Feuerhand Lantern
Instructions of use (1982)
CLICK here: Feuerhand Ausstellung / Feuerhand Exhibition,
June 2010 - Oct. 2010.
Please ask for
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
site is visited since
people shine a storm light in the dark.
You'll need a lantern some day (click)
Feuerhand 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
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.