The dog supply house ad answered a couple of questions I had.
I thought hi-bred was the line of accessories... and now know it's called a hi-bred comet.
Mile long beam? Please, hardly. But it was likely one of the best throwers in the 1950's that led to Eveready and Rayovac stepping it up.
I chuckled that "batteries 6 for 99¢" or "hi power batteries 6 for 75¢"... good stuff.
I have a light shown in the Olin/Bond ad with only Olin on it. Reportedly some only had Bond on them. But most had Olin and Bond on the tailcap.
I had a Rayovac Workhorse too.....mine was a 3D. It was indeed a much brighter light than any of the plastic Evereadys or metal Sportsman Rayovacs of the day. I carried all the extra heft of the thing on a hiking trip when I first got it just to show up all the other Scouts who were mostly carrying those 2D military sidewinders. I wonder if the 3 cell versions were any higher wattage than the 2 cell Workhorses, or if they just had longer runtime.
Thanks for these wjv. Really neat to see these old ads. I still have the middle Eveready light in the ad with the falcon. It's in almost mint condition and modded to run 6V 10W GH24 bulbs with 2XCR123 cells. Good stuff!