An unproven explanation for the use of the BAT symbol might have been sourced from the fact that in many regions of old Germany there was a belief that nailing a bat to the barn door would ward off bad luck and disaster. Stübgen could have tried to change this cruel ritual to more forgiving way! The company introduced the lantern with a BAT logo to let the light rule over darkness. However, that is just a story.. Here is a beautiful example of a 120-year-old BAT (Fledermaus) kerosene lantern from Germany!
It was manufactured at Fr. The beautiful handblown glass globe is embossed with the Large BAT logo!
Patent' on the fuel tank stands for'Deutsches Reichs Patent. The lantern is completely restored and ready for another 100 years of a shelf life!Here is what was done. Stripped the old paint off. Soaked in a rust removal solution "Evapo-Rust". Treated with Owatrol oil to prevent further rusting.
The fuel tank and area under the burner were sealed with POR 15. A few pinholes in the bottom sealed with Steel Weld. This is an antique item with age related wear and tear.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Lamps, Lighting\Lamps". The seller is "maks369" and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States, Japan.