Hermann and Ernst Nier founded their Production Site in 1893
The Feuerhand lantern finds its starting point in Beierfeld in the Saxon Ore Mountains. Hermann Nier ran a plumber’s workshop there in the 1870s and made lanterns, amongst other things. With the increasing industrialisation, workshops were replaced by factories that manufactured their products thanks to machines – that was also the case in Beierfeld, which was well-known for its metalworking. There the brothers Hermann and Ernst Nier founded a production centre for hurricane lanterns in 1893.