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A True Swiss Army Flashlight 605

Hero Member Posts: 721 The SAK Also Rises
A True Swiss Army Flashlight
« on: May 04, 2021, 01:16:52 AM »
Manufactured 1930-1950, this requires 4.5 volt batteries that I have never seen. But this seems a must have for anyone with the old wood scales Swiss Army Knives of the 1950s and before. Check it out at this link.

https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/swiss-military-surplus-flashlight-like-new?a=2233971

He had decided none of it was true, except what he carried with him everyday.-—SgtTowser
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Re: A True Swiss Army Flashlight
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2021, 03:27:16 AM »
4.5 V are (or used to be) pretty common in Europe for those kind of flashlights. I have a Bundeswehr one from the 70s that uses them as well. They look like this:



Just a big, heavy block.  :D
Hero Member Posts: 721 The SAK Also Rises
Re: A True Swiss Army Flashlight
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2021, 04:22:03 AM »
4.5 V are (or used to be) pretty common in Europe for those kind of flashlights. I have a Bundeswehr one from the 70s that uses them as well. They look like this:

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Just a big, heavy block.  :D

Thx soooo much , Sir Vic, I was hoping they might still be available. It’s a very neat light.

The website has gotten a bunch of Swiss Army gear that cries out for combining with a SAK. Even a real Swiss Army  bicycle!

He had decided none of it was true, except what he carried with him everyday.-—SgtTowser
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Re: A True Swiss Army Flashlight
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2021, 05:52:16 AM »
You are welcome  :cheers:
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Re: A True Swiss Army Flashlight
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2021, 12:01:43 PM »
I did a quick search for batteries, and the best price I found was on ebay; $5.18 each if you buy at least three. 
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Re: A True Swiss Army Flashlight
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2021, 01:34:55 PM »
I've still got a very old head torch that uses those batteries. They did become a lot more difficult to find. Mind you, I don't think any of the spare parts for it are made anymore anyway!

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Re: A True Swiss Army Flashlight
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2021, 02:12:10 PM »
You can find adapters that allow the use of 3AA batteries instead of one like this (actually I think that's how they are constructed). Search for 3LR12 AA adapter and you should find several references.
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Re: A True Swiss Army Flashlight
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2021, 01:00:15 PM »
They are quite common here as they were also sold to civilians (and still are, check this out: https://www.bauundhobby.ch/wohnen-licht/haushaltsbedarf/taschenlampen/militaertaschenlampe-led/p/4425412  :facepalm:)

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Re: A True Swiss Army Flashlight
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2021, 01:47:46 PM »
You can find adapters that allow the use of 3AA batteries instead of one like this (actually I think that's how they are constructed). Search for 3LR12 AA adapter and you should find several references.
Exactly what I was about to say

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,694
Re: A True Swiss Army Flashlight
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2021, 03:32:51 PM »
They are quite common here as they were also sold to civilians (and still are, check this out: https://www.bauundhobby.ch/wohnen-licht/haushaltsbedarf/taschenlampen/militaertaschenlampe-led/p/4425412  :facepalm:)

At least they upgraded them with LEDs  :rofl:
Hero Member Posts: 721 The SAK Also Rises
Re: A True Swiss Army Flashlight
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2021, 09:25:14 PM »
Thanks to all for clueing me in on the big battery and the three AAA converter.

I love learning how all the different cultures of the world solve basic problems with variations on technology. The world would quickly get  boring, if the NWO were to succeed in standardizing everything.

However, if they do standardize everything, they will quickly stage another revolution aimed at de-standardization.

Problem. Reaction. Solution.

Hopefully, SAKs will only evolve incrementally no matter what.

He had decided none of it was true, except what he carried with him everyday.-—SgtTowser

 

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