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Vintage Vest Pocket - Coat Pocket - Purse Lights


This is some of my vest pocket, coat pocket and purse lights in my collection of over 60 lights. Maybe at some point I'll get another gallery for those not seen here.

On the right we have an Eveready #1 display unit with 20 unused pocket lights from 1929. The display came with the original box the display came in when it was sold to the store owners! You can view more photos in the Show & Tell section. The pocket lights sell for around $30 in real good condition and a value of $40 in mint condition. I would put a value around $400-$500 with the box. To the Eveready collector, who knows? My best find yet. Keep searching, because we never know what we might find.

The red and black Chase vest pocket lights have the original S shaped filaments as does a couple of others. Always a bonus!

Have you ever wonder what the 'VP' stood for on some early Eveready vest/coat pockets lights? Vest Pocket. I also read the patent date of 1899 was the patent date for the first tubular flashlight, nothing to do with the vest or coat pocket lights.


eveready
1904 Ever Ready Light
VP Logo
Red Jewel Button
3 AA Battery Pack value $35
eveready
1904 Ever Ready Light
VP Logo
Red Jewel Button
2 AAA Battery Pack value $30
eveready
1925 Eveready
Right Side Battery Mount
2 C Cell value $30
 eveready
1913 Eveready Cigarette Case
#750 Battery value $25-$30
eveready
Early Ever Ready Light
VP Logo
Cloth Body Oval Switch
3 B Battery Pack value $65-$75
Pat. Date 1-10-1899
eveready
Early Ever Ready Light
VP Logo
Black Cloth Body
2 B Battery Pack value $60-$70
Pat Date 3-15-1904
eveready vest pocket
Ever Ready Black Textured Body
Patented 1899
Early 1920's 3 Cell Battery value $80-$90
eveready vest pocket
1907 Eveready Miniature Light
VP Logo w/Box Blue Jewel Button 2 AAA Battery Pack
Eveready Printed On The Bulb value $40-$50
eveready vest pocket
1912 Eveready Miniature Light
Mint With Box Slide Button 3 AAA Battery Pack
value $40-$50
eveready vest pocket
1912 Eveready Pocket Light (First Version)
Wired Slide Switch 3 B Battery Pack
value $150-$200
More Info-Show & Tell Section
Bright Star Watchlite
Bright Star Watchlite Pat. Date 9-25-1915
Battery Pack value $150
usa lites
1940's USA Lites 2 AA's
$30-$40
chase
1930's Chase 2 AA's
value $25-$35
burgess snaplite
1929 Burgess Snaplite #4 Unicell
value $30-$40
burgess snaplite
1929 Burgess Snaplite R-3 2 AA's
value $30-$40
burgess beetle
1941 Burgess Beetle Purse Light 2 AA's
value $30-$45
bond fliptops
1940's Bond Fliptops value $30-$40
 franco
1915 Franco 3 AA Battery Pack
$20-$25
franco
1915 Franco Cigarette Case
2 AA Battery Pack
value $20-$25
 franco
1911 Franco
Green Button
2 AA Battery Pack
value $25-$30
franco pocket light
1915 Franco
Nickle Plated Brass
2 AA Battery Pack
value $20-$25
franco vest pocket
1912 Franco w/Box Nickle Plated Brass
2 AA Battery Pack value $35
franco vest pocket
1915 Franco Cigarette Case
Nickle Plated Brass
3 AAA Battery Pack value $20-$25
 unknown
1920's Unknown
Brass Pocket Light
3 AA Battery Pack
value $15-$20
american
1912 American
3 AA Battery Pack
value $20
 unknown pocket light
1915 Unknown Pocket Light w/Blue Button
Eveready Tungsten Battery-Battery Expires 3-1-16
 brightstar
1915 Brightstar
2 AA Battery Pack
value $20
shepard pocket light
1915 Shepard
Nickle Plated Brass
3 AA Battery Pack
value $15-$20


Eveready Spot Lights

eveready

1937 Eveready gold art deco style spotlight. Works off 2 AA batteries. Value $50.


eveready vest pocket light

1940 Eveready maroon spot light pocket light. Works off AA batteries. Value $50-$70

No Name

eveready

No name pocket/purse light made in the USA. Maybe from the 30's or 40's and has the art deco look. Runs off 2 AA batteries.

Aurora Purse Light

aurora

1950's Aurora gold weave design purse lite with side switch. Runs of 2 AA's. Value $20-$30.

Novo Purse Lights

novo purse lite

1950's Novo Plas Mfg Co. purse lites mint in the round plastic box. Runs off 2 N batteries. Value $20-$30.

Novo Purse Lights

novo purse lite

1950's Novo Plas Mfg Co. purse lites. These two came in a pink box and silver box, with instructions. The bottom lite has Merry Christmas printed on the back. Runs off 2 N batteries. Value $20-$30.

Strange Pocket Light


unknown pocket light

Here's a one of kind 1930's pocket light. Not really. Maybe the guy wanted more light and added the reflector, which does give out more light. I tried it and it works well this way! This is the way I found it and the one I bought it from said It's always been this way. The way his grandfather gave it to him years ago.

1929 Burgess Ad


burgess snap lite ad

The 1929 Burgess snap lite may have been the first disposable flashlight made. When the battery ran out you just threw it away and bought another one. I think there was only one model you could change the battery and that may have used a AA battery pack. Will do a little more research.

Kwik-Lite

kwik-lite vest pocket

Brass Kwik-Lite from the 20's, (just a guess on the date) Looks like a two tone brass and brown, but it was well used. Comes a part in the middle to add the battery pack. A nice $3 find.

Coat Pocket Light

coat pocket light

1930's coat pocket flashlight. Runs of 4.5 volt battery. 2 1/2" X 4". Leather cover. Maker unknown.

Franco Pistol

franco pistol light

1912 Franco Pistol Light. Has Pat. date Jan. 7-1908. value $50

Franco

franco

1915 Franco trench light/army light with the box. Runs off 4.5 battery pack.

Gem-Lite?


gem pocket-lite

1930's Gem-Lite Art Deco Snap-Lite... or is it? This one came with the original glass bulb and Gem AA batteries. Makes you think it is a Gem-Lite, but, on the bottom of the light it has 'Flash-O-Lite'. No Gem-Lite name found on the light. Value $30-$45.

Allbrights

allbright vest pocket lights

1930's Allbright metal pocket or purse lights. The one with the sail boat, has L.L. Bean INC. Hunting & Camping Specialties... Freeport, Maine printed on the back. Value $25-$30