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Stalingrad bunker lantern

Article about: i have one of these lantern s it is in perfect condition how much do you think it is worth becauses yours is the only one i have seen apart from mine thanks so much jordy

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    Here is a piece of WWII German field equipment that you don't often see. It's a carbide bunker lantern made mainly of Bakelite and some inner metal parts like brass.
    This one came from a bunker in the Stalingrad area. I got it from a friend who goes to Stalingrad every summer to dig. He told me this the Number One souvenir of the
    local Russian diggers. It's in remarkably good shape for it's age and background. It is marked Pres/AG 1940 in a hard to see area (see pics). I believe this lantern could be
    used again if I knew how to use it. It uses carbide and water (I believe).

    Tks, Bob.
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    Fantastic item , i like it , cheers Raymond

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    That is a great lantern Bob. One really big chunk of Bakelite! I'm suprised that lantern didn't get worn out by someone using it for light in their house post war. Very rare item over here in the states. Thanks for showing.

    Jay

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    Hi Bob,
    the excellent preservation of the carbide bunker lantern . You right, it uses carbide and water.
    I found only a spare parts or fragments of this lantern,
    like this:
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    Napalm:
    Thanks very much for the thread on carbide lamps. It was
    very informative.
    Bob

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    Quote by bob32268 View Post
    (see pics). I believe this lantern could be
    used again if I knew how to use it. It uses carbide and water (I believe).

    Tks, Bob.
    Bob,

    I lit mine last summer (camping in N Germany), It is the same as yours and I posted the pics and how to light it etc on here, I don't know how to link back to old threads but if you search you might find it.

    Regards

    Jock

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    Hi Jock:
    Thanks for your reply! I will try to search the
    older threads to see if I can find the directions
    to fire up this lantern.
    Thanks again,
    Bob

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    Thanks Ade, this really ought to help me get this thing
    working.
    Bob

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