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Vintage VEB Schiffslaternenwerk German Made Steel Oil Lantern - Choose Wiring

Item #P10-29B

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This Salvaged Vintage VEB Schiffslaternenwerk German Made Steel Oil Lantern is a rare find! This vintage lantern is produced by VEB Schiffslaternenwerk Ueckermünde. VEB is a state-owned workplace or establishment during Cold War-era East Germany. The GDR, now known as East Germany, existed from 1949 to 1990 – occupied by Soviet forces and ruled under communist/socialist regimes.

This lantern is primarily made of steel with some brass accents. The Fresnel lens is in excellent condition, with some minor wear and tear due to many years on the sea. The front brass plate reads: “VEB Schiffslaternenwerk Ueckermünde-Made in GDR Deutsche Demokratische Republik”

We have left this light in the unwired condition that it came to us in. There

is a reservoir for oil, a wick holder, and a glass cover over the wick located at the bottom of the lantern.  To access the reservoir, loosen the thumbscrew at the top and lift it open.

We have a few options if you prefer this light to be wired, which you can select from the drop-down at the bottom of this page!

  • Oil reservoir
  • Hard Wired out the bottom
  • Hard Wired out the top for hanging
  • Wall Outlet out the bottom
  • Contact us if you have a special request


Height with handles: 27″
Height without handle: 20″
Diameter: 9.25″
Weight: 13.8 lbs.

You will be the shipped Salvaged Vintage VEB Schiffslaternenwerk German Made Steel Oil Lantern shown in the pictures.

If you have any questions about this item or any other product listed on our website, please call us at 574-870-1571. We are available seven days per week, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. eastern standard time.

Our goal is to ship your items within 1-2 business days of purchase. Custom orders may have a longer processing time.

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