Lantern Collections - Wonder, Ever Ready, Ray-O-Vac...

konifans

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Ray O Vac Table Lamp
Made in USA
The shade is easy to become yellowish due to age.

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Ever Ready Glowlight
Made in Britain
2-D cell batteries
E10 bulb

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konifans

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Unknown battery powered lamp (repainted)
Made in Italy
3 X 3-cell E10 bulbs, can work with only one bulb in the center, or only two bulbs on the sides, or all 3 bulbs.
Half of the housing is metal.

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konifans

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Hitachi Sensor Light SL-2401
Made in Japan
Use 4 x C cell battery, PR bulb 4.8V
It is super rare. I was so lucky to find 3 of them in new condition from two different sellers and I bought them all.
This is the most high-tech incandescent light I have. I am not sure when it was made, but since it is incandescent and made in Japan, I guess it was probably in the 1990s?
I do use some other modern LED sensor lights, but when this incandescent sensor light is on, it emits such a warm and comfortable glow.

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konifans

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@konifans, you have a very nice & very interesting collection of lanterns. I enjoyed looking at your photos of all of the different styles.
Thanks! I have been collecting incandescent flashlights for many years to the point that I could not find anything new to me and say Oh I haven't seen it before. And in the world of these lanterns, I keep finding interesting stuff and they are from all over the world (unlike the high-quality incans Surefire / Maglite / Kel-Lite etc. they are all from USA). They are simple and low-tech (now), but they have the same warm light.
 

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Thanks for sharing these great photos, Konifan! A superb collection, indeed. I have a collection of battery lanterns myself, and have never seen most of these designs!

Seems that the period of the 1970s to early 1990s was a very innovative time in lantern and flashlight design, with so many styles to choose from, both domestic and imported.
 

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Cool vintage lanterns!

The Rayovac no. 100 "table Lamp" was pretty common back in 70's in the USA.



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Man I ordered one of this after seeing your post! I've still trying to find some bulbs but the quality is honestly great for their age.
 

konifans

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Man I ordered one of this after seeing your post! I've still trying to find some bulbs but the quality is honestly great for their age.
This one uses BA15S bulb. I bought some CEC #1651 before but have not used them yet.
 

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I've never been able to find one of these bulbs. Not in Canada. Shipping is insane from the states. It makes me hesitant to use the light. Which is a shame it's a lovely lantern
 
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