Anyone Remember Nicholl Brothers Lanterns?

snakebite

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the one on the left in yellow is oem by nichol bros or brinkman.
i have seen them in many colors,with and without blinker,and a few rechargeables.
and with and without tilting or swivel stands.
i still have 2 here.
i used 5 6.5 ah d cells from honda hybrids to make a real 6v pack.
installed a 5 cell xenon bulb and a waterproof 5.5x2.5 barrel socket.
i included a 3a diode in series with + so i can slap it on a modded 25w solar panel.
i disconnected the bypass diodes in the jbox and paralleled the halves.
then added a thermal switch and latching relay.
plug in panel,push button,and when temp of pack reaches 110 degrees the relay drops.
that one has seen heavy use at a garage on unimproved land we hunt,dirtbike,ect on.
i have a pristine yellow brinkman just sitting here.
btw i cut a foam block to store spare bulbs in them.
yes we have lots of fancy lights among us but that modded solar charged antique gets a ton of use.
 
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snakebite

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I have a lantern from Nicholl Brothers. It is brown and marked model 500. It came with a sholder strap, colored bulb covers and a draw strap carring case. Marked 'The Executive" on side. Used to work fine until a wire was accidently pulled out of the potted connection area. Are these easy to repair?
pictures?
sounds like a rechargeable unit.
might be easier to recreate the charger unit than to battle the potting.
 

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I carried one , I can't remember the color, like the big yellow 6 volt on my firefighters tool belt , when I first got on the job in 1990. Maybe it WAS yellow.
 

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