Fan of all things Fort wilderness
- Mar 27, 2000
Glad I stumbled on this thread. We have been looking at trailers for a future upgrade and we actually looked at this model 2 weeks ago. Thanks for sharing your experiences.
I must say I have been well pleased with it. It fit our needs quite well and not too heavy. For a f250 or 2500 it is a very good fit in my opinion.Glad I stumbled on this thread. We have been looking at trailers for a future upgrade and we actually looked at this model 2 weeks ago. Thanks for sharing your experiences.
That is cool you were able to find out about the age. And the restoration went well, looks great.While working on the lantern I did some researching on it. It's a Feuerhand brand lantern. This company is in Germany. They are well known for lanterns. Company established in the late 1800's and still produces lanterns today. This particular model is a Nr. 260. They started making this model in the 1930's. These were sold all over the world, including the U.S. which is why it has it's information written in English.
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The interesting thing about this lantern is that it was made prior to WW2. I found this out because of the stamp at the top of the tank that states it was "Made in Germany". In 1945 production stopped on all lanterns due to the allies closing in on Germany and more specifically the Russians. The family took its plans and fled. Later they re-established the company, only then they label was printed as "Made in West Germany". This at least means this lantern was made prior to 1940, because it was at that time that the U.S. stopped importing from Germany due to actions that would eventually lead up to WW2.
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I intend to use it primarily as a picnic table topper. I have found the sucker puts off a good deal of heat so it might come in handy around the table during cooler months as well.
I've seen some in great condition, with original etched globes (mine not original globe) selling for $250 or more. Those are the ones with intact original tin coating and no rust or pinholes. This one likely in the $50 or less range.Curious, do you know it's monetary value?
Appreciate it. Yeah, it was a very quickly noted design flaw. Had they allowed the door to the fridge to open upwards like the larger kitchen door to its left they would of avoided that problem.If you hadn't told us what you did, I wouldn't be able to tell the difference with the new screws
It's a shame the way this stuff is built