Original German WWII Bakelite Military Issue Carbide Trench Lantern - Waffenamt Marked
Original Item: Only One Available. This is very unusual and wonderfully represents the German's use of bakelite a pre-war plastic forerunner that was most often encounter in field phones, fuse containers and MG 34 butt stocks.
This carbide hand lantern is constructed of 90% bakelite, it features three glass window panes, a concave mirror, a folding bakelite carry handle and an aluminum attachment hook for hanging that bears a clear Waffenamt marking (WaA). Normally there would have been an aluminum shutter on the in front of the lamp, however this is unfortunately missing on this example.
The lamp measures 11" in height and over 18" if suspended on the chain. Beautifully constructed and well designed this says a lot for German manufacturing skills during a difficult time. Extremely rare.
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