Flashlights in the 1940 Sears catalog

lumen aeternum

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"constructed of all brass and heavily nickle plated" -- 27 cents !!!!!
I have an old light with that "bullseye" convex lens. Don't recall what brand and its boxed up behind a bunch of other stuff...
 

letschat7

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This makes me want to buy some lights that are made earlier than the 70s. I have a repro light that is 60s era but it is too modern. If only there was NOS lights of these.
 

Lowglow

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This makes me want to buy some lights that are made earlier than the 70s. I have a repro light that is 60s era but it is too modern. If only there was NOS lights of these.
Keep a saved search on eBay. NOS is still out there in old dusty storerooms and warehouses. I'm constantly amazed what turns up. I'm a great advocate of pre-1960's lights as usually the reflectors and build are above what came later as then they were a premium product with limited battery power so they pulled out all the stops.
 
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