Here is the video from Apollo 8 showing two flashlights floating in space.
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A beautiful, American, ca.1912, lighted watch stand. The watch could be hung on the stand at night and when the button was pushed, the light would illuminate the watch.
French, Electro-Automate, dynamo light from about 1920
|1930 Burgess Themometer||
1950s Flash-Aid flashlight and first aid kit
|A ca.1914 Eveready Baby Tubular light with box that used 2 "C" cells.||A ca.1918 Baby Miner's Type light with box. It used 2 "C" cells.|
A trio of Eveready 1940 Pocket Spotlites. Tough little critters to find.
The rare Ohio Electric Flashlight ca.1900. The Ohio Electric Company started business in 1895 and was one of the earliest flashlight companies. Until a few years ago, no one had ever found an Ohio Electric light. Now, three are known, two of which are in unused condition in the original box with original batteries. This flashlight is crude and is, in fact, nothing more than a cloth covered cardboard box (lid and bottom) with a few copper contacts, a wooden block and a reflector with a hand blown carbon filament bulb. It flashed on and off by pushing on the metal strip above the reflector. The batteries, early "D" sized, are hand assembled and soldered. The whole thing weighed a pound and was touted as a Pocket Flashlight. This was state of the art in 1898 just before the Ever Ready tubular light came on the scene. Ohio Electric was probably out of business around 1910.
Above are two groups of very rare porcelain lighted stick pins displayed on a piece of natural cork. Most are circa 1920. Also shown is the back of a pin. Note that the pin wire is bent in a loop to support the bulb and wire. The porcelain is thin enough so that the light would shine through. The wire would lead down to a battery case that would sit in a pocket. While it is not possible to know exactly where these were made, they probably were made in Germany or Austria. I purchased these in England and Belgium.
|French vest pocket light with box, ca.1929.||A small attachment for your fishing rod that would light up if a fish tugged at your line.|
A ca.1959 tin lithographed flashlight showing a scene of Indians dancing. It is entitled "Savages Dancing Party". Made in Hong Kong. I was lucky to find it with its original box
A Sterling silver prohibition era flask in the shape of a flashlight. The interior contains a glass flask for holding one's favorite intoxicating liquor, while the exterior looks just like a simple flashlight.
Here is an interesting addition to my collection. It is a circa 1921 Winchester 2 D cell light with an embossed endcap (also shown enlarged) featuring the buffalo from the buffalo nickel. It has no markings other than patent dates - 1919 & 1920. I wonder what the interesting story is behind the production of this piece.
Weird - I call this the kitchen gun flashlight. I belive it is from England. It is about 6 inches long.
|A complete 1929 Eveready counter display with 20 pocket lights||1907 Eveready lighted brass alarm clock. There are two small holes in the back of the wood base where two wires can be plugged in. These would lead to a pear-shaped wooden push button switch. You could, without getting out of bed, light the bulb and see what time it was at night.|
Eveready 2 D cell Masterlight from 1936
Flashlight History, page 1
Sterling Silver Lights, page 2
Art Deco Purse Lights, page 3
Tin Lithographed Lights, page 4
Flippo Flashlights, page 5
Interesting & Unusual Flashlights, page 6
Flashlight Conventions, page 7
More Interesting & Unusual Flashlights, page 7a
Flashlights For Sale, page 9
Flashlights For Sale, page 10
Flashlights For Sale, page 11
Flashlights For Sale, page 12