Original German WWII Bakelite Military Issue Carbide Trench Lantern - Waffenamt (WaA) 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 (repaired and solid) and an aluminum belt hook which has a German WW2 WaffenAmt marking. The bakelite is wartime marked by the manufacturer.
The lamp measures 11" x 4" x 5" . Beautifully constructed and well designed this says a lot for German manufacturing skills during a difficult time. Extremely rare.
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