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    Hi all flashlight enthusiasts,
    I figured there are too many tactical anodized titanium 500 lm+ light monsters around here at cpf, so in order to balance the forum I provide a couple of snapshots of some ol' timer flashlights. You know, the kind of flashlight Bogart would use in Casablanca. Or perhaps Chaplin in Moder Times..




    Most still work, like this german 1930's piece of technological marvel with adjustable focus and a dazzling 4,5 V power pack:



    So long for now
    Last edited by baxtrom; 07-14-2012 at 09:15 AM.

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    That is a lovely collection you have there! Thanks for sharing. I'd love to hear more about the history of any of those pieces.
    Headlamp appreciator - favorites: CustomDuo modified Petzl Explorer, Zebralight H600W, Kavelight by KevinM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooreshire View Post
    That is a lovely collection you have there! Thanks for sharing. I'd love to hear more about the history of any of those pieces.
    I second that, very nice.

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    Thank you for posting these photographs !

    Oh, and Welcome to CandlePowerForums !


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    Thanks guys
    I'll try to dig up some info. The german tube lamp is a Pertrix 530, and I guess it's from around the time of the Berlin Olympics (1936), that's at least what this site suggests (in dutch I believe, but google translate works fine). Mine is a 3 D-cell version, bigger is better you know.

    There's another Pertrix in the first photo, the standing flashlight with a red knob. I think that's a 678, a military model possibly from the wwii era.

    The olive green bottom right light is a Swedish military light with the "three crowns" national emblem.

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    The 3B on the extreme right looks interesting - can we have a closer look at that one please?

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    These are 3R12 battery lights, all in working order. The front one is the same as on the first pic extreme right (unknown brand).


    Fig 1.


    Fig 2. Unknown brand, detail


    Fig 3. Glass lense detail


    Fig 4. A "Daimon" on the left, a swedish "JEAB" on the right.
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    what an awesome collection! thanks for posting it!
    aka Edgar Allan Bro, Brosama Bin Liftin, Walter Crunkite, Bro Namath, Teddy Brosevelt, and the Tomahawk Crunkmissile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tobrien View Post
    what an awesome collection! thanks for posting it!

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    Thanks for sharing.

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    Great stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chanjyj View Post
    Thanks for sharing.
    Quote Originally Posted by jds1 View Post
    Great stuff!

    Jeff
    Thanks guys!
    The collection's been collecting dust in a box in the attic for some years, but I recently started getting into flashlights again. I bought most of them going with my parents to antiques fairs and auctions when I was a kid.

    If anyone else wants to show off grandpa's flashlights, please feel free to do so in this thread

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    wow eye opening! i never know flashlight look like a liquor bottle back then, holy nice! love it! The torch looks cool too, the godfather of maglight, haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by CYMac View Post
    wow eye opening! i never know flashlight look like a liquor bottle back then, holy nice! love it! The torch looks cool too, the godfather of maglight, haha
    I love this one: http://www.flashlightmuseum.com/Rayo...-Strap-7D-1970
    If not über expensive I'll by one when I find it. As said before, bigger is better.

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    I was lucky to find a military Pertrix 529, stamped "sv", in working condition.
    It's a 2 D-cell version and is shown together with my 3 D-cell civilian Pertrix.
    I don't know what "sv" stands for, but if I should make a wild-n-crazy guess it could be short for Sverige, "Sweden". Perhaps Pertrix made flashlights not only for the German Wehrmacht but also the Swedish army. But I'm just guessing.





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