Vintage USAlite Flashlights
U.S. Electric Mfg. Corp. (1920-1960's)
There's at least 15 different models/versions of the USAlite Redhead flashlights 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 #2 again, but, a hard to find version #2. Notice is says... Atlas on the name plate, not USALite. Atlas sold tires, batteries and accessories, to service stations and oil companies back in the 40's. It has USALite redhead printed on the end cap. First one I have ever seen. So I had to have it for my collection. Then we have version #3, and the hard to find, Junior redhead, motorist's safety flashlight on the far right. 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... belt clip on the back. More info on Junior, in the Show & Tell section. Look for the caption... Is That You Junior.
On top is version #7 and has the flat end cap dated 2-13-23. Redhead is not printed on the end cap. The Flashlight Museum shows the same end cap on version #7. Below that one 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.
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 flashlights for other companies besides Phillips 66, GM and Atlas? Check out gallery #3 of the USAlites for a couple more brand names.
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1940's USALite Swivel Red Head w/Riveted Name Plate
Ring Hanger value $50-$70
1940's USALite Swivel Black Head w/Riveted Name Plate
Ring Hanger value $35-$40
1940's USALite Swivel Ceramic Red Head
Name Plate w/Ring Hanger value $70-$80
1940's USALite Swivel Black Head w/No Name Plate
No Ring Hanger value $30
1940's USA LITE Swivel Black Head w/Chrome End Cap
No name Plate value $30-$40
1940's USAlite Swivel Head w/Green Body
1950's USALite DUO-Flex
Red Safety Guard Second Model
1950's USALite w/Red Safety Guard
1950's USALite DUO Flexlite
Red Safety Guard First Model
1940's USALite Burgundy Body w/Black Spots
Red Safety Guard value $25-35