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Vintage USALite Flashlights #4

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On the right is two USALites flashlights with the boxes from the 1940's. The one on the left is the focusing spotlight that has a 500 foot range, and also has the candle light feature by removing the head. This one has a highly polished reflector, and no ring hanger.

The other one on the far right is also a focusing spotlight. Has a ring hanger, and has a lamp shock absorber for the bulb if dropped. Both use 2 D cell batteries.

Below you'll see my latest USALite flashlight that came with the box. Looks to be - NOS from the 50's. I don't think any batteries was ever put in this flashlight - nice and clean on the inside, and the box is in great condition! Maybe at some point, I'll have a gallery for all my USALite flashlights that came with the box. This is box number 12. If I count my USALite penlites, (9) purse spotlights, (3) and lanterns, (2) that would make 26 with the box. View below.

View Flashight With The Box Here »

USA Lite

Here's a USALite flashlight that not many have seen. It came with the stand and NO red glass lens! It has a shorter body by 1/2 inch than the redhead models. I also saw another model just like this one with the stand, but, it had the round lens cover. This one has the hexagon lens cover, and both have the same end cap. Either they had two models or someone replaced lens cover at some point. But, which one?

The redheads with the red glass lens will not fit on the body shown above. Just a little big to screw on. In fact, I tried a few different lens cover off other USALite flashlights, none of them fit, same with the heads that screw off. So I think it's safe to say, these never had the red lens. Just came with the stand.

USA Lite

Somethings we just can't be sure about without seeing them in a catalog! I'm just happy I found it... and now it's in my collection. Has a few dents on the body, but it works as it should.

USALite also sold flashlights under a different brand names. So as of now, they used at least 2 different brand names, or sold under different brand names. The Best and Marathon flashlights are shown below.

1940's USALite counter top flashlight & battery stand up display on the right. In great condition with bright colors! 8 inches wide by 13 1/2 inches tall. Never used.

Enjoy your visit, lots more USALites to see! This is only galley #4.



This looks like the military life vest lights we've all seen, but, has no clip or pin. Has a bracket that looks like would fit on a bicycle or a pole of some kind. Military green and works off one D cell battery. Maybe from the 1940's. First time I have seen this one.

USALite Bike Light


Always nice to find something you haven't seen before. As in this, 1940's USALite bike light. Runs off one D cell battery. I have another photo showing this working, in the Show & Tell section.