Feuerhand Baby Special 276
Technical Structure and operating principle
Traditional technique, unaltered for 125 years! The principle of the Feuerhand hurricane lanterns is simple and truly functional. Due to the clever construction, the wick burns down evenly and with a quiet flame. Each tank filling provides for up to 20 hours of light on your terrace or in your garden, totally independent from electricity.
The Feuerhand hurricane lantern consists of a tank, a glass cylinder, the burner with wick and the chimney.
The success of the Feuerhand hurricane lantern Baby Special 276 is owed to the sophisticated airflow: It operates by means of a cold blast system. In a cold blast lantern, fresh air circulates between the inside and the outside of the chimney and is warmed up inside the pipe system. Fresh air flows through the side pieces to the burner and supplies the flame with enough oxygen needed for combustion. The hot air from combustion escapes through the chimney.
Due to constant oxygen supply, the flame is significantly brighter compared to those of other construction types and thus provides you with an even and warm light – independent from electricity.
The 10 most important tips for handling your Feuerhand lantern
- Grant it a suitable home
Always use your Baby Special 276 outdoors and place it at your favourite place in the garden, on the terrace or on the balcony. Also, unlit garden paths or entrances are perfect spots for the reliable light of your Feuerhand lantern.
- Fascinating curves
Cleanly round the top end of the wick with a pair of scissors before the first use or when inserting a new wick. That way you receive an especially even and beautiful flame.
- Provide for clear light
Only fill highly pure petroleum or paraffin oil into your hurricane lantern. Feuerhand Lamp Oil is free from colourings or fragrances and thus burns low-soot and fragrance-free. After about 20 minutes the wick is fully saturated with lamp oil and the lantern is fit for service.
- Emergency lighting with endurance
Observe the optimum filling level of the tank: Filled with maximum 300 ml suitable fuel the Feuerhand provides you with reliable light for up to 20 hours.
- Pose upright
Make sure that your lantern always hangs or stands in upright position when filled. You thus provide for a long lifespan of your lantern.
- A matter of feeling
Via the rotating handle you can adjust precisely. If the light flickers or starts to soot the wick is set too long. Adjust it in such a way that an even flame of 1.5 – 2 cm forms.
- Continuous sheet lighting
The classic among hurricane lantern made in Germany is a light source for all circumstances, as its special shape guarantees a reliable flame also when windy. Combined with the temperature and break-resistant Schott Suprax Glass it becomes a completely reliable light for emergency and orientation purposes.
- Easy care preserves the shine
Glass and chimney are the heart of your lantern and when in operation are constantly exposed to soot and heat. When you clean both component parts regularly you reliably ensure for best lantern light.
Before and after operation stow your Baby Special 276 with emptied tank at a dry place. You thus preserve the glow of the classic zinc-plated Feuerhand hurricane lantern as well as the intensive colours of the powder-coated variations.
- Elegant company
You do not want to go without your Feuerhand when outdoors or on barbecue evening with friends? All right: Stow your Baby Special 276 safe and in style inside the suitable Feuerhand Transport Bag and let its light shine anywhere.
We have collected all information on your Baby Special 276 for you here.
Does my Feuerhand hurricane lantern leak?
Please note that the cold-blast lantern is not a closed system. Improper handling can lead to leakage. Please read this check list in order to verify why your Feuerhand lantern is leaking:
- Avoid overfilling: The maximum capacity is 300 ml (up to the first bulge of the tank).
- Once the lantern is filled, place or hang it in a vertical position: The drawing shows that fuel can leak out when it sloshes around in the lantern. Do not move your lantern once it is filled! Remove the fuel completely before transporting the lantern.
- Avoid temperature changes: Do not expose your lantern to big temperature changes for the oil expands and starts to spread out. Therefore, always fill your lantern according to the current purpose.
- Turn down the wick properly: If the wick is turned down incorrectly after the lantern has cooled down, the fuel moves on due to capillary effect and leaks out of the tank.