Germany lantern manufacturers

Model 1015 lantern (left) and 5015AS (right) made by Continental-Licht
und ApparatebauGesellschaft m. b. H. Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Model 1015 has a double, "Coleman style" 300CP burner; the lantern
may have been made in the 1920's, in Neil McRae's opinion.
It was snowing when this image was taken.
Model 5015AS has a "Petromax style" burner that reflects 3000CP.
This lantern appears to date from the mid 1930's to early 40's.
These lanterns are in Erik Leger's collection.


Continental-Licht's Model 5015A is different from 5015AS above
in that it lacks the shroud and Fresnel lens.
The large black fiber wheel (right) controls the fuel flow
while the small black fiber wheel controls the tip cleaner.
The four-armed metal valve contols the air flow to preheat
and the lever (A, right) is used to adjust the fuel air mix.
This 300 cp gasoline lantern is in Erik Leger's collection.


This Continental-Licht searchlight lantern
which is also in Erik Leger's collection, is Model 4615S.
A small door for lighting is on the other side of the globe covering.
A lever below the globe cage on the side not visible raises and lowers the tip cleaner.
Papers that came with this lantern put the date of manufacture at 1929.


Continental Pionier Models 3615 (left and center-left running) and 3815A (center-right running and right)
are kerosene fueled, 180 CP single mantle models.
Model 3615 has a lever rather than a valve wheel as on the 3815A
to a needle to shut off the flow of fuel through the orifice.
Model 3618A has the original Colag glass globe and has a number of steel parts,
thus Erik Leger, whose collection these are in, believes this model is a war-time product or made shortly after WWII.


Continental Pionier Model 3715 is gasoline fueled
and uses alcohol for preheating.
This model may date to the 1930s (Leger).
As on the above models, the lever facing right is the tip cleaner.
This lantern, in Patrick Fisher's collection,
has a replacement filler cap.


These 500 cp Day-Lite lanterns (left and center) & Picostar (right)
were made by Metallwarenfabrik Meyer & Niss,
Hamburg-Bergedorf, Germany (Hans-Werner Jehn & Jörg Wekenmann).
The Day-Lite lantern (center) is in Fred Kuntz's collection
while the Picostar lantern is in Matt Reid's collection.


Metallwarenfabrik Meyer & Niss also made
this Nr. 362 Day-Lite brand lantern,
another kerosene fueled model, but 350 cp.
This lantern, in Hans-Werner Jehn's collection,
is preheated with alcohol.


Another Day-Lite lantern, Model 201
is a 200 cp model that is only 28 cm tall.
The fount gets hot quickly when the lantern is run.
As on the Day-Lite lanterns above, the valve wheel is marked CL and Germany,
although the meaning of this abbreviation is not known
(Hans-Werner Jehn & Jörg Wekenmann).


Metallwarenfabrik Meyer & Niss
also made this Bosse brand lantern that is in Rolf Hübener's collection.
This 500 cp, kerosene fueled lantern lacks a rapid preheater
so is preheated with alcohol in a cup.
The lantern, that has never been run,
was made in the 1960's.


The only markings on this lantern are Petro Delux, Made in Germany, 350CP.
The lantern is preheated with alcohol and is kerosene fueled.
Erik Leger found that the parts of this lantern, now in Hans-Werner Jehn's collection,
are similar to a comparable model Petromax,
as well as to lanterns made by Petro-Pintsch (below) of Germany,
and Providus, of Italy.



The only identification on this Petrostar lantern (lower image)
is the same as on the Petro Delux lantern above.
This lantern may have been made by Pintsch-Elektro in the later 1950s,
or by Meyer & Niss, after about 1965, as those two companies
held the trademarks for several similar brands in those periods (Wekenmann).
This lantern is in Hans-Werner Jehn's collection.


This 300 cp kerosene lantern in the petromax style
is stamped Petro-Pintsch (Julius Pintsch AktienGesellschaft), Germany
on the fount and similarly etched on the globe.
This unfired lantern is in Christian Leopoldt's collection.


F. R. Racek, Bombay, India, imported lanterns from Germany under the Efar Brand.
This Efar Model 608 lantern is stamped 100 C.P., Made in Germany,
and Quality Imports.
This kerosene lantern, in Bernhard Müller's collection,
is also stamped Hasag Model 34.
There is no manometer on the other side of the fount.


This lantern is identified on the fount bottom: Louis Runge - Berlin.
Anton Kaim knew of German Patent 400248
that was issued on December 15, 1923 for this model.
The lantern, in Erik Leger's collection, is made of mostly brass parts and includes a tip cleaner;
the original generator is gone but has been replaced with a Coleman R55.
The mica globe (not seen here) was a likely replacement (Coleman) as well.


This lantern was probably manufactured before 1928
by Hugo Schneider Aktiengesellschaft, HASAG brand, for
Provincial Incandescent Fittings Co., PIFCO brand, in Manchester, England.
It is their 400 cp gasoline, single mantle Model 1405.
Neil McRae polished this lantern to brass
since the nickel plating was almost gone.


Hugo Schneider Aktiengesellschaft or MEWA (see below)
made this Kerolux Model 103 lantern
for an importer in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
This lantern, in Juan Caiti's collection,
appears to be a 500 cp model.


The only markings on this Hasag Liliput 100 cp kerosene lantern
is the badge on the fount: Alphons Senger, Apparatebau, Düsseldorf.
This lantern is in Bernhard Müller's collection.


This Model 22 Hasag Liliput is stamped Für Spiritus (alcohol).
The other side of the fount has a blue and yellow Hasag decal.
It is a 100 cp model (Neil McRae).
This lantern is in Bernhard Müller's collection.


The Hasag Model 34 is a 100 cp kerosene lantern.
From its good condition, Neil McRae,
whose collection this is in, assumes it is post WWII.
If so it was made by MEWA in East Germany.
The tip cleaner needle in this one is broken
which prevents its operation.


The Hasag Model 42 lantern on the left, in Henry Plews's collection,
and Bat Model 42 on the right, in Neil McRae's collection,
were made by Hugo Schneider Aktiengesellschaft and MEWA respectively.
Neil notes the puzzle here that the Bat is post 1949 and the Hasag is identical
but the Hasag brand was supposed to have died in 1945.
Neil suspects that MEWA, an East German company,
used the Hasag brand as well as the MEWA brand during the 50's.


This Hasag Model 142 Presto lantern
is the same as the Model 42 lanterns above
except that it has the rapid preheater.
This 200 cp kerosene lantern, in Ralph Trask's collection,
has the model badge on the top rim of the frame base plate,
as is typical of appliances by this manufacturer.


This Hasag Model 51OA is badged on the fount
and the underside of the reflector
for Alphons Senger, Apparatebau, Dusseldorf (Germany).
The lantern is in Karl Göbel's collection.
Compare to Model 51A below.


Hasag Model 51A was manufactured as early as the late 1920's.
Frederik Tivemark dates this lantern in his collection
to 1937-38 using catalogues.
The A designation is for alcohol preheating.
The lantern was rated at 270 cp.
The globe was made by MEWA with a lighting hole and marked Raso Therm.


This Hasag Model 351L may have been made in 1944,
according to Frederick Tivemark, whose collection this is in.
The frame base plate is electroplated, not nickel plated.
The valve wheel is fiber, not Bakelite, and the globe is marked 44 (1944?).
One enameled badge on the frame identifies it as model 351L,
and the other identifies it as Hasag - Leipzig.


MEWA (Metall Waren Kombinat), Leipzig, Germany
made these Model 351L lanterns after WWII.
Tobias Jesse repainted the lantern on the left to the original color;
it has a glass globe with a hole to light the preheater.
Frederik Tivemark's lantern on the right includes the original Jena Therm globe.


Neil McRae took the picture
of this unknown lantern in Henry Plew's collection.
It is marked "882 Made in Germany"
on a brass plate riveted to the support collar.
Petromax made a Model 882 table lamp.
Hasag made other lanterns with blue enamel
so it may be a post WWII lantern made by MEWA.
Please email me if you have further information.

 

Standard-Licht-Gesellschaft m.b. H., began as a German company
located in Frankfurt am Main,
and in Switzerland, probably Zurich (Leger).
All Standard-Licht lanterns are presented below.


This 200 cp Model 5022 Standard lantern
was manufactured by Standard-Licht-Gesellschaft m.b. H.,
Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Neil McRae modified the burner with a 250 cp gas tip
and opened the air gap a little to get it running as seen here.


Standard-Licht also made this Model 5032,
150cp kerosene fueled lantern
This model, in Bernhard Müller's collection,
is preheated with alcohol.


Standard-Licht possibly made this Model 2045F lantern in the 1930's.
It is 200-300cp but the reflector makes it 2000 reflected cp.
The steel fount lantern is unusual in being able to use gasoline
as it has a positive needle valve shut-off
and the check valve is on the shoulder of the fount (left in the images).
The lantern has a smaller flame preheater just below a bend in the generator.
This lantern, in Neil McRae's collection, is similar in design to Petromax Model 850.



Model 2046S is the same as Model 2045F above
except that it has a non-war production nickel plated brass fount
and a built-in tip cleaner.
The lower image shows the fuel valve (left), preheater valve,
and tip cleaner valve (right).
This lantern is in Clemens Oetjens' collection.


This Standard-Licht Model 2422 is a kerosene version of Model 2045 above,
according to Neil McRae who also notes that this model
lacks a second control wheel and has a preheater cup.
This lantern, in Ruedi Fischer's collection,
has a green enamel collar, frame, and vent;
the fount is green painted steel.


This Standard-Licht Model 4500 is Swiss made
and gasoline fueled.
McRae notes this model is 300 cp.
The lever on the left is for the rapid blow preheater
that appears as a tube opening along the generator.
This lantern is in Ruedi Fischer's collection.


This Standard-Licht Model 4522 is also Swiss made but is kerosene fueled.
Bo Keller found this lantern in Vietnam with the gray enamel shade.
Both the lantern and shade are marked Standard and Swiss Made.
The Jenaer Suprax globe is marked Made in Vietnam.


This Standard-Licht lantern is unmarked as to model.
The lantern, in Ruedi Fischer's collection,
has a gasoline preheater, vertical tip cleaner lever on the right,
and a gray enamel ventilator.


This 300 cp floodlight is badged Phare Koppel, a French company in Moselle,
but was made by Standard-Licht as their Model 3116 (McRae).
This lantern, in James Harvey's collection, has a small preheater
that appears just below and right of the mantle; the preheater lever is behind the fuel valve (left image).
A manometer to measure fount pressure is mounted on the shoulder of the fount.
A tip cleaner lever is behind the preheater lever and is not visible in these images.


Two more Standard Models, 5122H (left) and 6112H (right).
Neil McRae was able to run the 5122H by using a 250cp Petromax generator
Neil got the 350cp 6112H lantern from Thailand.
The label seen on the base rest appears to have
the importer's name in three languages:
Chinese, Hindi, & Thai.


Standard Momento Models 6022 (left) and 6122 (right) are 250 cp kerosene lanterns.
Model 6022, in Ruedi Fischer's collection, appears in a 1940 catalog (Neil McRae).
Model 6122 dates to the 1950's and is in Jürgen Breidenstein's collection.
Both have rapid preheaters hence Momento in the model designation,
and both have manometers.



Standard-Licht-Gesellschaft
made this Model 3516M floodlight
in Switzerland circa 1954.
The lower image (left to right) shows the valve assembly,
rapid preheater, and manometer.
This kerosene fueled floodlight is in Rolf Hübener's collection.


Standard-Licht-Gesellschaft m.b. H.
also made this floodlight which Neil McRae, whose collection this is in,
believes to be Model 3517M.
This is a gasoline fueled model based on the lock down needle valve on the pump.
The fount holds 2 liters of fuel.

 

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