Vintage D Cell Flashlights
On the right is a colorful 1940's Bright Start display. They came in other colors besides what is shown here. Value between $90-$120.
The last 4 flashlights in this gallery are made from cardboard. Only the lens cover, the end cap on 3 of them, the switch and springs are made from metal. safe to say they came out during WW ll when metal was scarce. The green flashlight is a switchless, as is the black one below it. I would consider all 4 are rare flashlights. Just doesn't seem they would last all these years! But here they are.
All you need to do now is move your mouse pointer over a flashlight to view an enlarged photo with a short description on each flashlight.
1920's Brightstar Chrome Plated Ends
Ring Hanger Located On Switch (6 1/2 inches long)
1924 Victor Light Made by Blake Mfg. Co.
Ribbed Vulcanite Body w/ Hexagon Head
Raised Glass Lens (6 1/4 inches long) value #15
Donated By George Williams
Unknown Maker Made in USA Brass Body Flashlight
Copper Lens Holder w/Hard Black Plastic Tail Cap
(7 1/2 inches long) value $10-15
1917 Franco 3 D Cell Tubular Vulcanite
Nickel Plated Ends with Convex Glass Lens
(9 inches long) value $35
1920's Yale Switchless Flashlight Nickle Plated
(6 1/2 inches long) value $40-$50
1920's Yale Switchless Flashlight Black Ribbed Body
(6 1/4 inches long) value $50-$60
1940's Switchless Flashlight w/Green Cardboard Body
No Brand Name (6 1/2 inches long) value $30-$35
1940's Orange w/Black Stripes w/Black Reflector
Waxed Cardboard Body w/Wood End
Made in USA value $60-$80
1940's Orion-Lite Switchless Flashlight
Black Cardboard Body value $35-$45
1940's No Name Black Cardboard Body