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German bakelite lantern

Article about: I see these kind of lanterns and the Luftwaffe candle lanterns quite a bit on this website. Bunker Militaria. Pretty good website to deal with. Deals a lot with field gear.

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    Quote by cricketchris1944 View Post
    Welcome to the forum.
    I got it display in my room. looks great very happy with it.
    Would like to see the one you have.

    Chris
    Hey Chris, Thanks for the reply. I would be happy to post the pictures of my lanterns I just can't figure out how. I tried to drag and drop, but that didn't work. my email address is VOLTAMPOHMS@aol.com. if you want I'll send them to you through email. or if you can help me figure out how to post here that would work too. Thanks Tim


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    Here your pictures,you have a very nice set there.

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    Hello,

    I got a karbid canister with waA-stamp of the Wehrmacht!
    What do you think about it? It's a nice item, right?
    I would to sell it.




    Best Regards

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    Nice lamp.

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    Quote by SteveR View Post
    Nice lamp.
    Thank you Steve.
    chris

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    I've always liked the Luftwaffe candle lanterns like the one of Tim's. They came in all sorts of configurations as far as the glass panels go. Some had 4 clear panels, some were all frosted, and some had 2 frosted and 2 clear. The one I have hanging around here has the 2+2 set up. The only annoying problem with them, is that the Candle size is obsolete, so finding candles to Fit into the holders are tough to do!
    As for the bakelite Carbide lamp-they're not as sturdy as the steel ones from the Railroads (you drop the bakelites Once...!) but they were still used in great numbers and many of the Diggers I communicate with are endlessly excavating parts of them, so these little lamps were There and Much used everywhere! A great piece for anyone's collection, for sure. Have you ever lit yours yet?
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    I had a few of these lanterns, but I must say your example is in very good condition. They do pop up every now and then, I wouldn't say these lanterns are rare, and I sold my laterns for under 100 euros.
    I even had one that my mother found while working in the garden. My parents live on the Belgian border, and their cottage was used by German soldiers during the war.

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    I also love carbide lamps, they used to be pretty common here but now they are all but gone. I have them in the transit box which is hard to find...but when you do find them they normally have the metal partitions missing unfortunately. The boxed metal lamps have always been very hard to find here and was really pleased to get this set, they are in really nice condition.
    Hope you like them.

    If your still after a Karbid container send me a PM as I may have a spare one here somewhere.
    D.
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    Those are super,I have only seen one here in the USA at a auction they were fighting to get it.
    great items you have there.
    chris

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