- Mar 3, 2007
I have 2 Kel-Lites, one of which I purchased when I was in college (~1978), and worked for campus safety part time. It is a 6-C cell; the tail cap is flat, and is marked Bartow, CA, and Patent Pending. I just purchased (off Craigs List for $8) a never used 5-C cell with internal spacer (the total length of the light is 18"), and an aluminum (?) face cap (bezel). Also, the knurling on the aluminum bezel is different than on the 6 cell light. The tail cap is 5/8" long, is slightly rounded, and has nothing marked on it. I have a couple of questions regarding these lights:
- Why the long, solid tailcap on the 5 cell (long) light?
- Why does the 5 cell light have an aluminum face cap?
- Why put an internal spacer in the longer light, instead of just making it an 8(?) cell?
- How rare are these lights, and what are they worth?