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Antique & Vintage Flash Lights Torches

us Offline gerleatherberman

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Antique & Vintage Flash Lights Torches
on: January 06, 2019, 09:26:50 AM
Another one of the interest peaking mini-hobbies that I'm curious to see if anyone else here is into. I really enjoy buying them and restoring/reworking them to function as they should. Most of these have LED bulbs installed as well.  :)

Most are D-cell lights. But, there are a couple of 2xAA pen lights and couple of dynamo lights.









Anyone else enjoy antique and/or vintage flashlights/torches?
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Re: Antique & Vintage Flash Lights Torches
Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 09:42:16 AM
The most recent light to get fixed up. A 1909(or close to) vest pocket light from Eveready. Nobody makes a battery for it anymore, so I made up a temporary makeshift cell pack and will make a more permanent pack later. Works great though. I did accidentally break the reflector dome bulb it came with, but regular E10 bulbs fit, although not great. Hopefully an original bulb will pop up at some point.





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Re: Antique & Vintage Flash Lights Torches
Reply #2 on: January 06, 2019, 10:14:47 AM
Some pics of the ole' lights shining. :)






















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Re: Antique & Vintage Flash Lights Torches
Reply #3 on: January 06, 2019, 10:38:00 AM
Those are very cool G  :salute:
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Re: Antique & Vintage Flash Lights Torches
Reply #4 on: January 06, 2019, 04:09:37 PM
Those are some very cool lights, GLBM :o I had an old light but when we went through cleaning the house a couple years ago I guess we got rid of it :facepalm: I never usually get rid of anything but I was in the mood to let stuff go and my wife ran with the idea :ahhh Glad to see someone appreciate them the way they were meant to be :salute: :like:


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Re: Antique & Vintage Flash Lights Torches
Reply #5 on: January 06, 2019, 08:00:54 PM
Nice collection
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Re: Antique & Vintage Flash Lights Torches
Reply #6 on: January 06, 2019, 10:22:54 PM
This is my oldest I think, a re-post from 2017 Your latest flashlight thread

You Guys are getting some lovely little bright lights and taking some really great pictures  :tu: :tu:

so I'm going to post my newest light  :D

The torch is a Bright Star saftey torch type 2317, made in the USA   :o

I've been playing  :D I adjusted it a little to fit a maglight drop in LED with some eneloops,
not as bright as a Maglight but its useable  :tu:
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Re: Antique & Vintage Flash Lights Torches
Reply #7 on: January 06, 2019, 10:38:48 PM
Another one of the interest peaking mini-hobbies that I'm curious to see if anyone else here is into. I really enjoy buying them and restoring/reworking them to function as they should. Most of these have LED bulbs installed as well.  :)

Most are D-cell lights. But, there are a couple of 2xAA pen lights and couple of dynamo lights.

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Anyone else enjoy antique and/or vintage flashlights/torches?

Are you sure these are all lights ... ?  :dwts:

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I mean, some of these look more like ... well ...
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... female massage thingys ...  :pommel:


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Re: Antique & Vintage Flash Lights Torches
Reply #8 on: January 07, 2019, 01:51:16 AM
Those are very cool G  :salute:
Thabk you, Sparky! :cheers:

Those are some very cool lights, GLBM :o I had an old light but when we went through cleaning the house a couple years ago I guess we got rid of it :facepalm: I never usually get rid of anything but I was in the mood to let stuff go and my wife ran with the idea :ahhh Glad to see someone appreciate them the way they were meant to be :salute: :like:
Thank you,  Poncho!  :cheers:
It may turn up at some point. Old flashlights have a tendency to hide around the house when not in use. :ahhh

Nice collection
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Thank you, Greg! :cheers:

This is my oldest I think, a re-post from 2017 Your latest flashlight thread

You Guys are getting some lovely little bright lights and taking some really great pictures  :tu: :tu:

so I'm going to post my newest light  :D

The torch is a Bright Star saftey torch type 2317, made in the USA   :o

I've been playing  :D I adjusted it a little to fit a maglight drop in LED with some eneloops,
not as bright as a Maglight but its useable  :tu:
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That is a great Bright Star. I was shocked at how well the No.1917 Coast Guard Approved was built. And it seems Bright Star made most of their lights well. :)

Are you sure these are all lights ... ?  :dwts:
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I mean, some of these look more like ... well ...
Show content
... female massage thingys ...  :pommel:
:facepalm:
Ask your Wife/Girlfriend/Hookup if they want to use(in that way) an antique brass flashlight, with the chrome plating coming off & sharp ridges, and let me know how it goes. :popcorn:
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Re: Antique & Vintage Flash Lights Torches
Reply #9 on: June 23, 2022, 08:59:04 PM
Hi gerleatherberman
Are you still online. I’d like to ask you a question about your collection.


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Re: Antique & Vintage Flash Lights Torches
Reply #10 on: June 23, 2022, 10:09:05 PM
Welcome to the boards DrDean.   :cheers:

Old mate hasn't been active here for quite some time. Poncho might know if he has been spotted on FB recently...


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Re: Antique & Vintage Flash Lights Torches
Reply #11 on: June 24, 2022, 04:09:40 AM
Welcome to the boards DrDean.   :cheers:

Old mate hasn't been active here for quite some time. Poncho might know if he has been spotted on FB recently...

Like zoidberg said:
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