Lantern: the Feurhand 276

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  1. Beach Hiker

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    I just ordered this and it should arrive Monday.
    As you can see, I can't wait....
    Review upon arrival and then after trials.
    Here it is:
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    Is it a little lantern or is it just the picture???
     
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    I hope the tag isn't the instructions...light lantern by hand!! :eek::confused::p

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    It's 25.5 cm tall; so yes, it is shorter than the long globe lanterns. (This type is known as "short globe", with reference to the glass.)
    The shorter height/more compact size make it particularly suitable for bushcraft.
     
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    Guessing it's the newer version of a 276? 15278465565301063129751.jpg Mine is West German surplus, bought it in 1998 or around that time.

    I love mine!
     
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    Looks pretty sturdy. Been thinking about adding a hurricane lamp to the "what the hell, is power out again?" supplies. Will wait for your field testing report.
     
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    The 276 is one of my favorite lanterns, very nice even light output. I have the Dietz version but really like the Feurhand quality better.

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    I have a green surplus one, baught new from old stock, nice quality smaller lamp. Don’t forget an extra globe and wicks.
     
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    I hit an estate sale a few years back and bought a "lot" of antique lanterns, mostly the smaller ones like this. I believe there were 12-13 in the "lot" and I got them for around $50 bucks. Once I got them home I realized they had never been used and they all had a tiny piece of contact paper stuck on the bottom with a small description and year of manufacture. The earliest one was made in "1968", and the oldest went back to the late 30's. Heck of a score for the price. I don't use them either as they are in pristine condition and didn't need to, as I have at least a dozen newer ones I don't care about.
    I've been collecting kerosene lamps since I was a kid and have a pretty respectable collection. Just remember, not all hurricane lamps are kerosene lamps. Some were made specifically to use "lamp oil" instead of kerosene, and it's the smaller versions that use lamp oil as it doesn't burn as hot as kerosene and wont crack your globes. A lesson i learned the stupid way. Dont ask. LOL
     
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    Actually good lamps.
    We had them in the army/HV.
    Must be quality when handled by conscripts, everything else will fail.
    Often wondered if they were left here in 45, or if the army had bought them from W. Germany later:)
     
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    The Feurhands, to the best of my knowledge, are still NOT made in China, like the Dietz brand is.

    I've got three smaller Fs & two older American Ds.
    All in reserve.
    But you remind me I do need to pick up some more oil.
    Denis
     
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    So...
    It arrived!
    To celebrate I cowboy camped by the fire. Of course I had the lantern nearby.
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    I have to admit I'm in love.
    It's so nice to get a product that does exactly what it should, and does it perfectly.
    Here's the fire. ...
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    The Feurhand burns clean and bright. All the mechanisms are easy to move/open.
    The light it gives off is soft and unobtrusive.
     
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    If you've had less than satisfactory lanterns in the past, I highly recommend this one.
    Yes, it's a bit pricey (I have no clue what the US price is... I paid about 25$ for it here in Europe). But I am guessing I will have it and use it forever.
     
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    Some facts from the nice box it comes in:
    1893 company established
    1933 production of the baby model begins (this is the name for the 276)
    1999 the baby 276 becomes the only model still produced
    2014 Feurhand becomes part of the Petromax group
     

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    Yes, still made in Germany.
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    Cool logo as well.
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    Yup. I'm in love....
     
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