Original WW2 Relic German army Multipurpose Bakelite Carbide Lantern. Found in the attic of an old house. Very interesting item for your collection! An unusual lantern, intended to serve a variety of purposes in the field, is now in use by the German Army. The lantern is made almost entirely of plastic, with a few parts made of zinc, aluminum, and glass.
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. A red or green glass pane can be inserted in the front of the lantern whenever a colored light is desired, as for prearranged signaling.
The item "Original WW2 / WWII Relic German army Multipurpose Bakelite Carbide Lantern" is in sale since Tuesday, March 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Personal, Field Gear". The seller is "skit1941" and is located in Riga. This item can be shipped worldwide.