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I'll be sharing some of my rare, unusual, hard to find and unique vintage flashlights, and a few antique flashlights in my collection. You'll view photos and read some information on these vintage flashlight collectibles, and some, shown here at gotalight.net, just might be the only place on the internet, to find'em. Who knows, maybe you'll see... a few you haven't seen before. Some might even have the... WOW Factor! Check back now and then as I update without notice. Hope you enjoy.

art deco wall-light

On the right is an art deco style, Safe-D-Lite with automatic and adjustable time switch, manufactured by the Safe Delay Switch Corp, Chicago, Ill. 5" x 3 1/4". Works off 2 D cell batteries.

The find of a life time! With no Eveready name to be found on these, the seller had no idea what they had. Below you'll see a very rare, antique, 1900 electric candle by Eveready. Has a rarity of 10 and not found in Bill Utley's book on Eveready flashlights. To find a matching pair, is a double rarity. You'll also see some other rare Eveready flashlights, a few USALite flashlights and other hard to find flashlights below.

    1902 Reliable Flashlight
  1. » With 1904 Eveready Battery
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    The 1902 Reliable flashlight is a hard to fine flashlight in any condition. The bad news is - the switch is missing, broke off at some point. The good news is - it had the 1904 Eveready dry 3 cell battery in it, and the bulb is original, this one has a tip on the top of the bulb and it works! Other than the switch missing, the flashlight is in real nice condition. Having the battery and bulb in it, was the main reason I bought this flashlight. More good news - the price was right.
    Motorists Safety Flashlights
  1. » Not Made By USALite
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    On the left we have one made by Homart and Ray-O-Vac. The motorists safety light on the right is made by Blaco - Jetbeam safety flashlight. This one was sent in by Bill T. (from his collection) - somewhere from the land of Kansas, and wanted to share his flashlight. These are harder to find than the USALite safety lights. Not sure if this was what they called'em? But, we do!

    Eveready Leatherette Paper Case Glove-Catch Flashlight
  1. » Early 1900's
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    1907 Eveready Glove-Catch Flashlight. Still works after all these years, and, looks to be the orignal bulb, has a point on top. Uses 3 D cell batteries. Has Pat dates of May 29, 1894, Jan 3 1899 and Jan 10, 1899. Has a rarity of 9 in MR. Bill's Eveready book.
    Vintage Eveready TL-122A Military Flashlight
  1. » In Honor Of Uncle Joe
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    I got this flashlight from a lady named Jill. She said it belonged to her Uncle Joe. Joe was in world war 2, and this flashlight followed him from the USA to Italy and on to Germany, and back home again during the years 1941-1945. The flashlight was not working when I go it. After doing some inside cleaning and adjustments, plus a new bulb, works like it should now. Thank you Jill not only for the flashlight, but the history behind the man who owned it.

    Vintage Battery Tester
  1. » Made By USALite
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    This is the first battery tester I've seen by USALite. Graphics are in good condition, no dents and in good over all condition. It still works as it should, the bulbs light up when tested by a D cell battery. By looking at the graphics on the battery tester in between - flashlights and batteries, I'm thinking early 1920's. May have been one of their first logos! The rarest piece in my USALite collection. Priceless.

    Vintage Bike Light
  1. » Made By USALite
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    My lastest find by USALite, and it's a bike light. I never knew they made lights for bikes, and this is the first one I have ever seen. Nice to have it in my collection! Runs off one D cell battery, and has a glass lens. All orignal parts are still with the light.

    Rocket Torch
  1. » Atomic Space Age Light
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    Here we have a Rocket style battery operated light, made from clear lucite. Not what I would consider a flashlight, but too cool to pass up. Made by Gemglo Corp. pat. date of 1945. These also came with a red lucite case, this one is clear. Some also came with a belt clip and stand. You twist the bottom red part to turn on and off.

    Lady Liberty
  1. » Statue Of Liberty - Very Rare Novelty Light - First One Found?
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    Here's a very rare look at the Lady Liberty novelty table light. This is NOT in my collection. Thanks to Peter, at rarestfinds.com gave me special permission to use these photos.

    From the 1890's, the Ever Ready Statue of Liberty table light, with a music box. The only one claimed to have been found. To read more info and see lots of photos on the light. Give them a visit. It's worth your time. You'll also see another, rare Eveready table light.

    Featured Flashlight
  1. » You Don't See This Every Day... It's A Delta...
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    Known more for their lanterns and bicycle lights. Delta did make some tubular flashlights and very rare to find one. After some research, I found out they made 9 models, (see ad below) and a few vest pocket lights. Delta was founded in 1913 so this one, in my opinion, could be the first flashlight they made, and the only C cell baby flashlight they made by looking at the ad below? (model #100, the first light on the left) The other flashlights are either standard D cell or 3 cell flashlights.

    This flashlight is in great condition and works. To the right collector... worth over value. Has a Pat. date on end cap... Feb. 29, 1916. You just can't find these!

    USALite Pocket/Purse Spotlight
  1. » YES... Another One - Different Color - Different Style
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    Here we go again! Brown USALite purse/spotlight. This one is a little smaller in size than all the others I have found. Also made a little different. Has USALite printed on the back metal piece, with no clip to open. The inside where the batteries go, is also different. This now makes 7 models that I know of, and two versions.

    The question is... Which light came out first? If the brown light came out first, the other purse lights would have been an up grade. If it came out after, then I would say it was a down grade. See the other versions in the USALite gallery #2 to see the difference. Did they sell the other style in this box too? (I left out one minor detail?). If they did, wouldn't that mean, the brown style came out first? Now to find the box to go with the others, if there is one. You would think there would be. TBC...
    Eveready Sterling Silver Pocket Light
  1. »A little Story Behind This Pocket Light Included
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    Has her name and Christmas 1913 engraved on one side. Has March 15th & June 14th 1904, printed on the inside end plate, along with the R over E logo. Also has the baby blue side button to turn it on. After I cleaned this up some, I saw sterling printed on the end plate. All the other sterling silver pocket lights by Eveready I've seen, had some kind of a design on them. This one is plain. The leather pouch may be an after market accessory made for this flashlight.

    kay This is a little story about Kay, told by Jenifer, the lady I bought this from. Here is Katharine, known as Kay, the recipient of the flashlight. At her funeral a few years ago, the organist happened to have known her as a child but hadn't seen her in decades. His comment was that "she really had an arm on her," meaning, she could hold her own in a snowball fight. After retiring from a job at Kodak, she worked for my husband's great uncle Hiram, who (as a political plum) ran many local concession stands at zoos and parks around here. Jeff, my husband, remembers her making milkshakes for him as a child. At a young age she was trusted absolutely with picking up the cash from various locations (with a police escort!) and delivering it to the bank. After Hiram died she took care of his widow until she died... she was an extremely loyal person. She never married but was close to a brother in Florida who predeceased her. She lived a very modest life, but was one of the happier people I've ever known. She obviously treasured this flashlight all her long life. "Thank You Jenifer".

    Burgess Gift Set
  1. » BREAKING NEWS: 1940's - Not 1950's?
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    Here's a 1940's Burgess gift set flashlight, penlight and batteries. If you look up this flashlight on the Flashlight Museum website, you'll see it's listed as a 1950 flashlight and penlight. This is printed on the Burgess batteries in the gift set... 'Fully Guaranteed If Installed Before December 1948'. Why would Burgess put old batteries in a 1950's gift set? That should tell us, these flashlights was made before the 50's. How about that?

    My Newest USALite Redhead
  1. » Is That You Junior?
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    1940's USALite Redhead JR. Just when I thought I had seem them all. Here comes Junior. Has the plastic red safety lens, and a pocket clip, no stand. Runs off 2 C cell batteries. As you can see, it has an anodized gold color to the aluminum body. This junior redhead is also different from the ones in the Usalite advertising, which is found in the USALite ads gallery, they also use C cell batteries. What's next?

    Early Eveready
  1. » WARNING: She Be UGLY.. But.. She Works!
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    Early Eveready, made in England. I couldn't pass it up, only set me back a couple of dollars! Better to have it, than not. Plus, I had to save it. The glass lens has chips, rust here and there, and a bow in the neck. Also has a pocket/belt clip on the back. Works off 4 D cell batteries, and 12" long. Hard to get a good close up, so I added some more photos.

    What Looks Like The Eveready Wallite?
  1. » But... It's Not The Eveready Wallite
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    1930's Delta Wallite. As you can see, this looks just like the Eveready Wallite. It has a different color than the Eveready lights, which looks to to be an Army green. Another difference is, it has a side switch located on the right. No pull chain like Eveready. It also came with a back plate for mounting on the wall, which would be screwed into the wall. Then you would put the light on the back plate. You can easily remove the light to change the batteries or the bulb.

    Now for the big... Maybe? Maybe, the back plate came with the light in the box? Maybe it could be an add on, that could be order from a dealer? Maybe some other company sold these for the lights? Maybe Eveready had those also. This is a fact. First time I have seen the back plate with either one. It makes sense to me, that it came with the box when new. But, I've been wrong before!

    Now, who came out with the light first? Delta or Eveready? Somethings, we may never know.
    Franco Electric Bow Tie
  1. » Life of The Party
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    1915 Franco Electric Bow Tie that lights up. Came with the box, which is in great condition with both end flaps. As close to mint as it comes. Works with one D cell battery, and came with a D cell battery by USALite, which looks to be from the 50's. The black sleeve is where the battery goes. The sleeve would go in your pocket which is connected to a wire to the battery and bulbs. Also has a strap to go around your neck to hold the bow tie on. Both lights work. Looks to have never been used.

    Side Note: The Flashlight Museum has a date of 1915. WorthPoint has one at 1915 and another one at 1950. Franco became Yale around 1919 or early 20's.
    Early 1900 Eveready Coat Pocket Light
  1. » This Is A Game Changer
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    Early 1900 Eveready Pocket Light with the slide wire switch. It looks like a black plastic case, but it has a black celluloid case and is rare to find. In Bill Utley's, Eveready flashlight book you'll find this pocket light with a Pat. date of 1912 on the switch, believed to be the first version. Then Eveready came out later in August 1912 with the covered switch. The second version. This one has Pat. APLD. on the switch, which would have came out before the 1912 Pat. date version. Which now makes this the first version.

    Also in question is, when did this version come out? 1910-1911 would only be a guess. Shows patents dates of March 15-1904 and June 14-1904 on the bottom, with the VP logo. It used the 3-B sunken battery, and has a working Osram bulb.
    Bright Star Watchlite Pocket Light
  1. » Bright Star Bright Light
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    Rare Bright Star Watchlite with the box. Looks just like a pocket watch, but it's a flashlight. Has Bright Star Bright Light, and Bright Star Battery Co. on the box and the case. Pat Sept. 28 1915 printed on the case. Just wanted to show what the inside looks like in case you ever find one. This way you'll know if it's complete or not. Takes a special battery. Franco also had the Watchlite model. This is only the second one I have ever seen by Bright Star, and that one was not complete and no box. Sold for around $160.

    Another Rare USALite
  1. » Sometimes It's All About The End Cap
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    1930's-40's USALite Redhead. This is a hard to find redhead and can set you back a few dollars! This one has the Gamble's end cap with re-fill with Gamble's batteries printed on the end cap. This is the one that the car guys want, and will pay top dollar to get it. Gamble own auto part supply stores back in the 30's and 40's. Unfortunately - this is not in my collection! But Wait - I now have my own Gamble's redhead. Now located in the USALite redhead section! Thanks goes out to - Danny The Car Guy, for sharing his Gamble's redhead.

    1900 Eveready Candles
  1. »My Best Find Yet... Not One... But Two... Plus A Bonus
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    1900 Eveready Design B Electric Candles. Found these as a pair. Nickle plated with straight edge ebony black finish base. The candle body is made from swirl milk glass. Both original carbon bulbs still have life left, which I was told could be worth $75-$100 just for the bulb in working order. The Kwik-Lite battery pack was left in one of'em. The battery holder is made from heavy cardboard. Also printed on the front, The Usona MFG Company. The Kwik-Lite 3 B battery pack, which is a bonus, could be worth $30-$40. The candle has a value between $500-$600 with a working bulb.

    I tried a battery pack made by long time collector and the Flashlight Repair Doctor, Steve Giterman, and they are both in working condition!

    USALite Red-Head - That's Not A Red-Head - What?
  1. »Has The Body Of The Red-Head... But... Without The Red-Head Lens/Holder?
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    1930's USALite with the stand and no red lens, or lens holder. Does not have redhead printed on the flat end cap. Pat date of Dec. 20, 1921 printed on the switch plate with raised rivets. 6 1/2 inches long, the red-head with the red lens and flat end cap, is 7 inches long. Both have the same style switch, but with different rivets, (two missing on one side). Also, the red lens head, (lens holder) will not fit on the flashlight shown here, it's a little big. back on Dec. 11, 2016, this same USALite flashlight was for sale on eBay, with 2 USALite redheads. Besides this one and the one that was on eBay, I have only seen one other before that. Would be nice to find a USALite catalog!

    Yet Another Rare USALite Redhead
  1. »Comes A Part In 3 Sections!
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    1940's USALite redheads comes a part in 3 sections, four if you count the end cap. If you have seen these before and don't own one, chances are you haven't seen how they come a part. Just wanted to share this photo with other collectors... as it's always nice to see something different in our little world, of collecting flashlights. I have only seen a few of these.

    Vintage News Paper Boy Flashlight
  1. »This Is A Rare One... Read All About It...
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    Mid 1930's News Paper Boy flashlight. These were made by Scovill, which probably was the best built flashlights made. They also made the Ranger Scouts flashlight, only sold at Rexall Drug Stores. From my research, Scovill also made the Zep-O-lite for USALite. This has the off brand end cap which makes this very rare. The News Paper Boy flashlight is made of brass and can focus from flood to spot, and is a rare 3 C cell model. Not many flashlight compaines made a 3 C cell flashlight back then. As far as value, $100, but with the rarity of this one and someone that appreciates it, could be worth $125 or higher. Worth over value is the key with this one. Also in excellent condition.

    Phillips 66 Redhead
  1. » Made by USALite
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    USALite Phillips 66 Redhead. Works great and in great condition, no dents on the end cap. There is also a flat end cap model with the Phillips 66 logo on it seen below the bullet end cap. So now we all know Phillips 66 had two models of the redhead. The hunt continues...

    Rare Old Sol Lantern
  1. »Still Looking Good After 100 Years!
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    Old Sol Lantern made by the Hawthorne MFG Company, (better known for their bicycle lanterns). Has Pat date of June 24-1913. Worked off a #6 battery. I've seen this one before but not with the chrome top. The other one had a black top. Has some chipping on the bail/handle, the body is in real good condition with no dents. Thanks Alex for selling this lantern to me. In memory of his Mother.

    Rare Marathon Battery Co. Flashlight
  1. » Licensed Under A Well Known Company?
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    Early 1920's Marathon Battery Co. flashlight, licensed under... USALite. Here's another rare USALite find. This is my second flashlight by USALite under a different brand name. The flashlight works, but is a little beat up. We know some flashlight companies made flashlights for other companies that didn't make their own flashlights under another brand name, but, how many had both names on the flashlights? This is a D cell and looks a lot like the USALite C cell flashlight located in the USALite flashlight gallery. The hunt continues for more of these!

    Eveready Pocket Light
  1. » With The Box and Instructions
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    1932 Eveready #3 vest pocket light. Red/black art deco design with nickel plated brass case and celluloid lens, with no cracks. Pat. Pend printed on the bottom. Came with the original box and instructions on how to remove the batteries and bulb. Had 2 AA Burgess uni cell #7 batteries in the light and original bulb. Near mint condition. This vest pocket light sold for 85 cents back in 1932. I have seen these with the box, but, not with the instruction sheet. Value with the box and instruction sheet... $45-$55

    Aurora Pocket Lights
  1. » Looking The Same - Doesn't Mean They Are The Same
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    1950's Aurora pocket lights. One is and one isn't. Can you tell by looking? They both look the same, the same style of body, the same switch, the same reflector and they both hold the batteries the same way. One AA on top and one AA on the bottom. One has the Aurora name/logo printed on it and the other one doesn't. The Aurora also has made in the USA printed on it. Which one is the Aurora? The black and silver light has NO brand name or made in the USA printed on it. So did Aurora make it or buy it from another company and then had their name and logo printed on it? I was told by another collector that... The Aurora was a copy of similar European light that take 2 B cells. We all know the brand name sells the product.

    Eveready Mobile Artillery Light
  1. » Very Rare Find
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    1917 Eveready Mobile Artillery Light with the original box it came in! No Eveready name or model number on the light and not found in any Eveready catalogs. This was the first Eveready flashlight specifically made for the military. It used a 2 cell battery pack and the batteries were almost double the length of regular C cell batteries. The light is 5" x 2 1/4". It has the push button switch. The black painted piece that holds the bulb, is made out of wood. Very rare to even find one, let alone with the box. The light is in mint condition and never used. 99 years later... this light shines for the first time with a special made battery pack. Value $85-$120.
    Eveready Electric Candle
  1. » See The Box It Came In!
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    1930's Eveready Electric Candle with the box. Not many are seen with the box and the box is still in good shape! This is model number 1654. This same model was sold at the 1933 Chicago Worlds Fair and had the Worlds Fair emblem on the candle shaft. For the ones that like details... it has a moonstone glass globe.

    Franco Penlights
  1. » This Changes Things?
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    1915 Franco Penlight. AKA; Electric Pocket Lamp. Hard to show the printing on these two penlights, but it's there, (better seen with a magnifying glass). The top one has the patent date Oct. 26-1915 and Made In USA printed on the body, that one has a button slide switch that stays on. The penlight on the bottom has a push button to turn on, (no slide switch) and has patent applied for printed on the body, (under the logo) and no Made in USA printed on the body. So that one would be earlier than the 1915 penlight and may have came out in 1913-14. Both have the Franco logo. The Flashlight Museum has a date of 1925, but, the Franco name was changed to Yale in 1922. So if you only have one, now you need to find the other one.

  1. » Flashlight Holder
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    1940's or 50's Folding tripod flashlight holder. MGF. by The Busch & Thiem Co. out of Sandusky, Ohio. Patent pending. "The only device that makes your flashlight ready for all emergencies... with Fix-A-Beam... both hands are free". Folds up to fit in your pocket. Still in business today. I'll be contacting them for more info and dates.

    Bond Switchless Flashlights
  1. » Rare Switchless Bond Flashlights
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    Here we have 2 Rare 1920's Bond switchless flashlights. Maybe these were a transitional piece when Yale became Bond? If you ever noticed, the Bond and Yale trade marks look the same, except for the name change. These could have come out in 1928 or 1929. Records show that Yale became Bond around 1928 and Bond later moved from New Jersey to New Haven Connecticut in 1937. Both Bond flashlights has Jersey City, NJ with the Bond logo printed on the press-board ends. What makes these rare is... they also have Yale Electric Corp. with the Bond logo and has patented printed on the press-board end. The Yale black ribbed and nickle plated switchless has Brooklyn, NY and PAT. APPLY. for printed on the press-board end. The nickel plated has the Yale logo printed on the body as does the Yale switchless with the stand. Until further notice.... another flashlight mystery. Value $40-$60

    Disney Pluto Lantern
  1. » It's All About Sharing!
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    1957 Disney Pluto lantern made from pressed tin with a glass globe. These were used for a child's nightlight. Had to check it out so I turned the lantern on with the lights off to see what it would look like in the dark, then I noticed the eyes shined. Nice little surprise there, so I thought I would share this for the ones that never seen one with the light on.

    Early Bicycle Light
  1. »It's Not Always About Condition
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    I came across this early bike light that I just couldn't pass up, and had to save it. No brand name or maker that I could see. It's a little beat up and missing some paint, has some dents here and there. It's one of those lights, it's better to have, than not have, in any condition! Bulb works and the lens has no chips or cracks. The lens is held on by a round clip. With a little help, it does light up! I got an email from a vintage bicycle collector, and thinks it could be a Delta from the 1920's.

    1907 Eveready Coat Pocket Light
  1. » Has Original Battery Pack
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    1907 B style Eveready Light with oval switch and black cloth around the metal body. Soldered end cap with patented date Jan. 10 1899 with the VP logo. The battery pack was still inside when I found this. It used a 3 B battery pack. Always a bonus to get the batteries with these vintage lights and still in decent condition. (See Battery Pack Below)

    1907 Eveready Battery & Bulb
  1. » A Closer Look At The Original Battery Pack And Bulb
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    I thought this would be interesting for the collectors that never seen this battery pack and the bulb from the 1907 Eveready vest pocket light. I took some front and back shots of the battery pack along with the top and bottom. (the battery was aka; a sunken cell battery) The bulb has a small tip at the top as you can see. Notice the small spring that is attached to the bottom of the original bulb? It's not very bright, but still works! The reflector with the bulb goes in the middle of the battery pack.

    Magic Wix Dirtector
  1. » Ask For It On Your Next Oil Change?
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    Here's a rare 1950's Wix Oil Dirtector with a Burgess Flashlight. Came with instructions, a two page, how to use it for more sales at the pump and a suction cup. (not shown) Plus the shipping box. (not shown) You can see the Burgess flashlight came with it from the picture. You would add a drop of oil in the, 'your oil' cavity to show the driver his/her oil and turn the flashlight on. They would even let the driver handle the Dirtector to see for their self. That was a big selling point.

    Rayovac With A Stand
  1. » Rayovac Sportsman With A Different kind Of Stand
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    Here's a Rayovac Sportssman flashlight I have never seen before... so I had to get it. Maybe it was a special model? This has an unusual stand for sure from the other ones I have, but it does have the cool factor! Works off 3 D cell batteries, has a real thick glass lens, (one of the nicest I have seen) and lights up a nice wide area. This has to be another flashlight mystery... for now anyways.

    Below that is an earlier model from 1956 with a red safety guard and stand. Runs off 2 D cells. These are the only two I have seen with the stand by Rayovac..

    1. 1916 Eveready Comet
    2. » Who Had The Patent First?

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      Hard to find Ever Ready Comet 2 D cell Flashlight with a black body, bulls-eye lens and switch blade. By touching the switch blade to the end cap turns it on. Has Eveready printed on the blade. These were also made in 3 cells. These first showed up in a 1903 Eveready catalog in 1903 without Eveready printed on the switch blade. They added their name a few years later. Hard to put a date on it, but, and only a guess, maybe as early as 1908. (See below)

      The Comet flashlight was patented, (March 17, 1901) and manufactured by Morris Newgold of the Portable Electric House Lamp Co. These were distributed by other flashlight companies as well, including Eveready up to 1920.

    3. » This Comet flashlight made it on YouTube in a video called... Insane Evolution of Flashlights 1899-2016. You won't see me in it, but, you will see my hand showing the flashlight.

      Watch Here He did make a few mistakes!
      1916 Eveready
    1. » Hard To Find 5 Cell
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      Rare Eveready model 2623 5 Cell Flashlight with a smooth fiber body, low profile slide/flash button switch with a bulls-eye lens. The switch has a Pat. date of OCT 19, 1915. Not many 5 Cell fiber bodied flashlights were made in this series.
      Early Eveready
    1. » Hard To Find 3 Cell
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      Rare 1913-1916 Eveready 3 Cell Flashlight with a smooth fiber body. Low profile slide switch with no flash button. The switch has a Pat. date of Dec. 17, 1912. Has the corrugated silvered reflector which is soldered permanently to the case. The lens is crimped permanently to the lens ring. Another rare Eveready.
      Eveready Display
    1. » Different Color Pocket Lights
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      The display is in real good condition and the pocket lights have never been used. These came in four colors and used the AA battery pack. These first came out in 1929 and may have been sold until the late 30's and maybe the early 40's. To find the display with all 20 flashlights is one thing and a great find, but, to have the box the display was in makes this a super find.
      Duo-Tint Flashlight Bulbs
    1. » Another Rare Find For Flashlight Bulbs
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      Duo-Tint Bulb & Battery CO. These came in the original green box and has 19 (2.5 volt) bulbs and 11 (3.8 volts), all in working order. The 6.8 volt for the 5 cell flashlight are missing/sold out. These also have the uncoiled wire filament in the shape of the letter S. Now all my 3 in 1 flashlights have the right bulb and I dipped them in paint so the colors are right. Red, green and clear. The bulb is larger than the regular 2.5 volt bulbs and just a little smaller than the Gibraltar brand shown below. The bulbs along with the brochure and order form makes these a rare find. Has a copyright date from 1938 printed on the brochure. Made in the USA.
      Vintage Flashlight Bulbs
    1. » A Rare Find For Flashlight Bulbs
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      These are just not any 2.5 volt flashlight bulbs. Gibraltar 2.5 volt bulbs box of 10 and all in working order. What's so special about these bulbs? These have the uncoiled wire filament in the shape of the letter S and the bulb is larger than the regular 2.5 volt bulbs. I found 3 full boxes for a total of 30 bulbs. You can find these in some older flashlights, penlights, vest pockets lights and some lanterns. If you do, you're lucky and to find a box of 10 is a rare find. Now you know what brand to watch for if you want or need these type of bulbs. Made in Japan. Also made by other brands. Interested in a full box? Send me an email. $40.00 plus FREE shipping!
      More Vintage Flashlight Bulbs
    1. »Nilaco Twin Filament Bulbs
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      1930's Nilaco 3.8 volt Twin Filament flashlight bulbs or 2 in 1 flashlight bulbs. These came in 2.5 volt, 3.5 and 3.8 volt for the flat European flashlights that take the 3LR12 4.5v pack. This was a new revolution in flashlight bulbs at the time. One problem with them is that since the filament was off center, they couldn't be focused properly, but in anything with a bullseye lens, it didn't matter. No need to carry a spare bulb. When the original filament burns out, scrape the insulating paint off the other base terminal to light the other half of the filament. Instructions is on the bottom of the box. Made in Germany and a rare find. This is a box of 50 bulbs.
      Even More Vintage Flashlight Bulbs
    1. » These Are Not For Every Flashlight
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      These are some early flashlight bulbs that aren't for all flashlights. The top bulbs made by Westinghouse are acid frost 2.5 volts. Really not sure what these were used in? The box on the bottom are Reliance 2.3 volts solid glass bulbs. I have seen these in the small Allbright lights, the small Aurora lights, and they work great in the Gem-Lite and Flash-O-Lite snap-lite. Just some nice bulbs to have. You don't find these very often for sale.
      1930's Magnifier
    1. » Flash-O-Lens Magnifier with original.....
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      1930's Pike Flash-O-Lens Magnifier, (7 X's) with the original dovetail wood box and label. You just don't find the wood box with these, (others came in a cardboard box). Chances are they used them for something else or got broken along the way. The head is made out of Bakelite and the body is aluminum. Works off 2 C cell batteries. If you remove the head, it can be used as a candle light. E.W. Pike and Company Manufacturers, in Elizabeth NJ, USA. I would put a value of $40 on it. The light is in mint condition and the box has a small chip.
      1929 Burgess Snap Lite
    1. » Found with the box it was shipped in.... plus instructions
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      1929 #2 Blue Burgess Snap Lite with the box it was shipped in with a 3 cent stamp on the box. Notice the box has the persons name, city, state, and no street address on it. Came with instructions and how to return the used flashlight along with 25 cents to order a new one from Burgess. Given away by the Woodmens Accident Company in Lincoln, Nebraska. Value $50-$60
      Unusual Pocket-Lite
    1. » Handy little Loc-Lite flashlight for your keys?
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      Here's one you don't see every day and the first one I have ever seen. So I'm thinking this was a rare find. 1940's pocket light with slots to hold up to 6 keys. Has a screw on each side to add or remove keys. Has Loc-lite printed on the end. Has Pat. Pending and made in the USA printed on the metal sides. The body is made from celluloid. You remove the metal strip to add or remove the battery. Push on the round area on the metal clip to turn on. Works off one AA battery. value $25-$30
      The Longest Flashlight Made By?
    1. » Standing Tall At 27 Inches....
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      Featuring the 27 inch 1924 Bond Flashlight with the ribbed vulcanite body. The longest flashlight ever made? It's the longest flashlight in my collection and the longest/tallest I have ever seen! Comes apart in the middle to make a shorter flashlight using only 5 D cells. Two flashlights for the price of one. Runs fully loaded with 10 D cell batteries! The WOW factor.
      1919 Eveready
    1. » Soldier Boy with the rare?
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      1919 Eveready Daylo Soldier Boy with the rare red jewel lens, also has the clear lens. This has a gun metal finish with sliding belt hook. This was also made in a nickle finish and made in both C and D cells models. Value $60-$75
    2 Headed Yale
  2. » Not one, but two, flashlights
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    1925 Yale 3 cell flashlights with two heads. We've all seen the one on top, if you never seen the other one by Yale, now you have. Maybe you didn't even know they made another one? The one on the bottom does have a slight wrap to the body. But, it's better to have, than not to have. If anything, this is proof they had two.
    A Hinged Spring
  1. » Another... You don't see this every day....
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    1916 vintage flashlight with a hinged spring and not located in the end cap like all the other ones I have seen. To turn the light on, the switch works different than regular flashlights. Up is off and down turns it on. The brass strip is connected to the spring and runs to the switch, no strip to the bulb end. Also has a Messervey's, (I think?) Buffalo logo or token that was in the end cap that is made out of hard plastic with a Pat. date of September, 16 1916 on the body. Waiting for some information about this flashlight and will add any that I get.
    Signaling Flashlight
  1. » This one has the 'Cool Factor'.
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    Trip Lite made in Hong Kong, Britist CC. Three bulb signaling flashlight. Clear, red and green, with a bulb rotator to move the desired bulb into place. The small red button moves the bulb up and down. Comes with 3 extra bulbs as you can see. Glass lens and ring hanger on end cap. 8 1/2 inches long and runs off 2 D cell batteries. This is the first signaling flashlight with colored bulbs and not plastic lenses since I started collecting, so, I'm calling this a rare fine because of the colored bulbs and 3 extra bulbs. My value would be, $30-$40. And I wouldn't sell it for that.
    Roy Rogers
  1. » Roy Rogers Lite With All The Extras.... A Rare Find
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    1950's Roy Rogers Lite with the box, the trail guide and two Bantamlite AA batteries. The Flashlight Museum has the flashlight alone valued at $35.00. Add the box, the inserts and batteries. My guess would be $75-$90 to the right collector. To find one with the box is real rare! I was told that this may have been the first model of the Bantam Lite with the metal body and plastic red cap. The box alone is a scarce find.
    The Lone Ranger
  1. » Some Times We Don't Know What We have?
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    1949 Lone Ranger blue pistol flashlight gun. Came with the morse code paper and the red & green lens all in a secret compartment located on the aluminum handle grip. This was sold as a cereal send off premium by General Mills Cheerios. I was told it was very rare and worth around $200.00. Not that I didn't believe you Steve, but, I had to do an internet search and found one with the complete package and all the extras, mail in mailer, box, instructions, clear, red and green lens, morse code paper and more that sold for over $600. It looks just like the Roy Roger's blue pistol. One of my better deal. I only paid a few dollars for it.
    Winchester - Bond - Olin
  1. » Featuring.... All 3 Makers With Red/Diffuser Safety Guards
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    From left to right we have, Winchester, (no end cap) Winchester gray, (with end cap). Bond, (no end cap). Then all 3 names with Winchester, Bond and Olin, (with end cap) all in the D cell size. Then we have have, Winchester, Bond and Olin in the C cell size. Only Olin has the end cap. Olin also had the D cell. Is there a C cell with all 3 names on it? Did Bond and Olin also have one in gray? Only time will time and a lot of hunting! Took me awhile to find the Olin in the C cell size. Winchester does have another one with the red safety guard and a nubbed red lens.
    Home/Shop Made Penlights
  1. » One of A Kind.....
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    Why buy a flashlight when you can make your own from brass fittings. I was told these were made in the 50's. The clip makes the contact to turn on. Nice vintage look so I will not be cleaning these up. Runs off 2 AA Sunbeam batteries. Other batteries are just a bit fat and won't go in the tube.

Rayovac with Stand

Rayovac Sportsman Flashlight with a stand. I just wanted to show another photo using the stand in another position. This way takes up less space on the shelf.

Space Boys

The 1955 Hipco Tin Litho Space Boy on the left has no siren with code button, the one on the right has the siren with code button. 7 inches tall and runs off 2 D cell batteries. value $40-$65

Purse Flashlight

1930's Allbright purse/pocket light. This has a solid glass bulb and the filament is hidden underneath in the base. This predated the penlight bulb, and casts a focused beam. It works with 2 AA batteries. The trim you see is brown paper, not metal like the case. Size is 2 by 1 1/2 inches.

Table Candle

Here's a different all metal table candle light. Different design and bulb. I'm trying to get some info on the bulb which looks to be an old Tungsten bulb. Notice the long middle wire going up to the tip of the bulb. No brand name or pat #. Could be Japanese pre-war? Someone asked to see the working bulb. There you go!

Oriental Bike Lantern

Here's a unique all metal Oriental bike lantern that stands 6 inches tall. Has oriental writing on the body and end cap and I have no idea who made it or the date. Runs off 2 D cells and the spring is located in the top. Has an on and off twist switch located on the top. I would put a value of around $50 on it. Another collector said he saw one on eBay and the seller was asking around $300, which is just a bit high in my book!

Unknown Flashlight

The famous no name or unknown USA flashlight. The one on the left shows the hexagon head and on the right shows the round head. The same flashlight. The reason I show both together is... this looks just like the Kwik-Lite flashlights with the middle separation, (unscrews in the middle) to add the batteries. The switch is different from the Kwik-Lite and of course the head. Change the heads and who would known the difference by just looking at it? So did Kwik-Lite make this one for another company?


1950's Aurora Camera style flashlight/lighter combo. Here we have one with the brown, one with the green inlay and two black/white camera style lights. The sticker on the bottom reads... Gott To Be Good! The other black/white has no sticker. Could there be more? Works off the N2 cell type batteries. Value $30-$40 with the box.

Magic Lite

The 1950's Magic Lite with a mirror. I have seen other colors, but not with the mirror. Made for, Chadwick Miller Inc. Boston, USA. Made in Japan.

Nite Lite

1930's Stesco bakelite golf nite lite. Works off a 4.5 volt 3LR12 battery. Value around $100.00 in good working condition.

Nite Lite

1930's-40's Owl nite lite. What makes this one different, from the other owl night lights? The wood base. Most of the time, you find these with the metal base. Just on the rare side. Works off the 3LR12 battery.