You are bidding on a VERY NICE example of a WW2 German Carbide Barrack and Field Lantern (Kaserne und Feld Laterne)! This was a standard issue item, used by all branches, including the Heer, Luftwaffe, and Kriegsmarine!
This lantern was intended to serve a variety of purposes in the field. It is made almost entirely of plastic, with a few parts made of zinc, aluminum, and glass. It is completely demagnetized. Although it is resistant to all weather conditions, it is less durable than steel or brass, and the Germans admit that it must be handled with care.
The most notable feature of this piece of equipment is its adaptability for different purposes. The principal means of illumination is acetylene gas (carbide), but candles may be substituted. The lantern can be dimmed or completely blacked out by means of zinc screens. There is a special front screen with a slotted slide for lighting reference points. Just above this there is a circular slide, which can be regulated to give varying amounts of light. Zinc side screens may be inserted to darken the sides of the lantern. When not in use, these screens are placed in a pocket at the rear of the lantern. Colored filters can be inserted in the front of the lantern whenever a colored light is desired, as for prearranged signaling.
Made of lightweight bakelite, aluminum, and steel, this lantern is in EXCELLENT used condition! Retaining most of its original finish, there are some slight marks, due to the age, but VERY solid otherwise! Features a nice waffenamt stamp on the back hook, but no manufacture marks that I can see. This works with a combination of water and carbide. There are NO breaks or damage on ANY of the parts…however it is missing the door knob, and the mirror/reflector is cracked (probably from heat). I have not tested this for functionality, but I suspect all would work PERFECTLY once cleaned up! A PERFECT addition to any collection or display!
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Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. I will describe each auction to the best of my knowledge and take as many photos necessary to ensure you are pleased upon receiving your item. All sales are final, so please make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction before you purchase.
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Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.
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