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Vintage Eveready Flashlights


Eveready Switchless Flashlight

Eveready Logo (1897-Present)

On the right we have the 1923 2 D cell Switchless Eveready flashlight with aluminum body, paper band with the box. I never knew Eveready had a switchless flashlight before I came up with this one. They also had a C cell switchless with the aluminum body and paper band.

Here's some early Ever Ready facts.
1898 First Ever Ready flashlight produced
1902 First Ever Ready trademark appears on end caps of flashlights
1906 Product name change from Ever Ready to Eveready
1910 Introduction of tungsten filament bulb
1926 Ring hanger first available on flashlights
1937 Pre-focused bulb introduced

Eveready flashlights

Here I have the 1907 Eveready 3 cell Glove-Catch flashlight. I was surprised when I put new batteries in it and it worked after all these years, with the original bulb for that time period still inside. Also shown is the rare 2 D cell Bull Dog Glove-Catch flashlight, which also works. Both flashlights are in good condition. Both have pat dates of, May 29, 1894, Jan 3, 1899 and Jan 10, 1899. Never give up hope, keep looking.

Eveready flashlights

Above is a 1904 Eveready dry 3 cell battery. Has Sep 14 1904 printed in red on the battery. Also has the number 0144F printed in red. Guaranteed for 150 days. This is a rare and very hard to find battery. You know it's rare when long time collectors have never seen it. In real nice condition for being 118 years old.

Eveready flashlights

Just a note about the Eveready flashlights with the calfskin leather and cradle. They are Eveready flashlights, but, I was told the calfskin leather was added by the Mark Cross Company, England. Not sure who made the cradle, the Mark Cross Company also added the calfskin leather on the cradle. Also, I know of one company that sold these, Eaton's sold these in a box with their name on it as shown here. These came in 7 different colors that I know of. Could be more? Only time will tell.

Eveready flashlights


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Eveready Wallites

1931 Eveready Wallites.

More Eveready Wallites

1933 Eveready Ad