Founded in 1902 by Hermann Nier as ‘Hermann Nier Feuerhandwerk’ Feurehand is the manufacturer of the most iconic hurricane lantern. In 1914 he registered the Feuerhand trademark, and in 1920 the round Feuerhand emblem was added to the brand.
With the beginning of World War II, the international market collapsed, resulting in a drop in production. After the war, the Nier family was expropriated, and the factory machines were dismantled and brought into the Soviet Union. The factory and the original blueprints were taken over by the publicly owned operation Volkseigener Betrieb Metallwaren, which continued production using the trademark ‘BAT’. In the Fall of 2014, the Feuerhand trademark was acquired by Petromax, who continued production of the Feuerhand #276 lantern – the only lantern that is still in production today.
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