USN Permissible Electric Light - US Bureau of Mines - Stewart R. Browne Mfg.

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I bought this yesterday. Uses 2 D cells. Has a spare bulb in the base like a Mag Lite. Any knowledge about its history would be helpful. I'm aware it's intrinsically safe and was possibly government issued? It's really cool, maybe a very early example of poly flashlights.
 

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A bit of Stewart Brown history.
PR bulbs were used starting in the 1940's. The bakelite lights were used by the Navy in WW2 for ships and submarines. Probably black. The Coast Guard used them along with coal miners and telephone workers when methane was a possibility.
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The brown version were harder to come by
 

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In more contemporary times the USN and USCG used the gray Fulton MX-993/U and MX-994/U handhelds.
 

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