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Vintage USAlite Flashlights

USA LITE logo U.S. Electric Mfg. Corp. (1920-1960's)

USALITE Redhead There's at least 14 or 15 different models/versions of the USAlite Redhead that I know of. Make that 16, counting the redhead with the Gamble's flat end cap. I've only seen two of these with that end cap. More info in the Show & Tell section.

Starting with the first one on the left is version #2, then version #3, version #7 has the flat end cap dated 2-13-23. For some reason, 'Redhead' is not printed on the end cap. The Flashlight Museum shows the same end cap on version #7. On the far right is the Phillips 66 redhead with the Phillips 66 logo on the end cap. You can see the Phillips 66 in the Show & Tell section to see the end cap close up. Also shown with it... is the flat end cap with the Phillips 66 logo. Which now means, there's two models of the Phillips 66 redhead.

USAlite Redhead junior flashlight

Now Featuring... the 1940's, USAlite, Redhead Junior... Motorist's Safety Flashlight. Yes, another rare USAlite flashlight. I never get tired of saying that.

There's 3 things that makes this one real different from the others. It has an anodized gold colored body, uses 2 C cell batteries, and instead of the stand, it has a...? More info and photos in the Show & Tell section. Look for 'My Newest USAlite Redhead' caption.


I saw another redhead in a 1942 Genuine Chevrolet Accessory Catalog, this one was a focusing flashlight that looks just like the redhead model, but, without the stand and has the GM logo printed on the end cap. GM also had the redhead with the stand and the GM logo on the end cap, both made by USAlite. USAlite also made the redhead for Phillips 66 Gas Stations with the Phillips 66 logo on the end cap. Wait, there's more! USAlite also had another model of the redhead with and without the stand, that was different from all the other redheads. Take a look in the next gallery of USAlites.

NOTE: USAlite flashlight and battery ads. USAlite Redhead collectors will want to see this? View Here

If you're a fan of the USAlite swivel heads, you might want to read an interesting article about the on going debate as being a GM accessory in the Collectors Corner.

Did you know that USAlite, ( U.S. Electric Mfg. Corp.) also made other flashlights or made flashlights under a different brand name? Check out gallery #3 of the USAlites.

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1945 Swivel Head Ad


There's at least seven models of the USALite swivel head that I know of. You can see six shown below including the hard to find red ceramic redhead. They also had a green ceramic swivel head, (number 7) which I have only seen once! The ceramic heads are the hardest to find.

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