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    I like it!

    Great dual purpose flashlight.

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    Inch-for-inch this has more whack that anything else in my collection. It's really not very large but it's very heavily built. I also noticed that, due to how it's constructed, if you had a couple of these lights you could do some pretty silly things--like have a 14AA light with a reflector on both ends.












    And another random photo--flashlight technology's come a long way in the last 40 years.
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    Awesome! thanks for sharing!! :

    Gone indeed are the dark ages of flashlights

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    I have a Kel-Lite 2C just like the one in your picture. Not my oldest light, but I used it camping, walking, working on the car, etc. It still has the original bulb. I removed the batteries long before they could leak. Nice dim light with an easy-to-use switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotWire View Post
    I have a Kel-Lite 2C just like the one in your picture.
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    Nice dim light with an easy-to-use switch.
    Might need some deoxIT on the lights contact points and/or a krypton bulb
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    I know this is a bit of an old thread, but wanted to thank you for sharing all the excellent pictures and knowledge. I love these combination baton/torches.

    Ron

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    Thanks. This thread'll be active as long as I'm collecting. And probably afterwards, since I imagine whoever buys them will have some new insight.

    Just remembered I have an old book about using these lights for defense and combat. Gonna have to dig that out and post some pics.
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    Got a pic of the whole collection today. First time I'd done this since the couch pics 6+ years ago.

    Extra large detailed photo: http://i442.photobucket.com/albums/q...llectionlg.jpg

    Last edited by ABTOMAT; 08-08-2012 at 11:35 AM.
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    Thanks for takng the time to photograph and share your collection. Great thread. I particularly like the Mag Instruments Vari-Beam. The '80s Mag-Lite. Being a girl, I like the splash of subtle colour.
    That group shot rocks BTW!

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    Haha. Thanks, and I never thought about it that way. I should have asked my last girlfriend which were her favorites.

    Welcome to CPF, by the way.
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    BTTT. This is one of my favorite threads. Didn't notice you did some updates. Love that old cop gear!
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    Pulled out my old Streamlight 3C light from when I did security in the latter 80's. My first one, in ~1985 is a 3C B-Lite with a worn out switch but could not find it for the time being. The (krypton?) bulb still works in the Streamlight. Curious that there are no brand markings, just a serial number. Astonishing to compare with today's torches.

    What should I do with it? The protected switch B-Lite holds more sentimental value to me. Could I get a TerraLux LED for the Streamlight? Which one? Any advice would be much appreciated. They were both used extensively and served admirably.

    CORRECTION: Was reading another thread. Found brand marking on tail cap. Norristown, PA and I think Barstow, CA. Can't tell for sure because of 'honor scars' on tail cap. Serial number: 0030268
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    Wow, been a while. I have some interesting paperwork I really should get photos of for this thread. Also might have another B-Lite coming soon. I keep telling myself I'll sell off the entire collection and then I never get around to it...

    Kitrobaskin, any PR-style LED dropin would work with the Streamlight. LED mods that require replacing parts of the light itself wouldn't work too well without customizing it.
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    I'm still watching this! Yes post more pictures

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