When you see a light for sale and then a little voice says you’ve owned that light before. Then you check your sales/email/shipment archives and realize you’ve owned it twice before, modified them, and sold them. You go back to the sale page, thinking if it might be different this time, maybe a different modification? Some time has passed since the last ownership and maybe life’s needs have become better suited to it now? Or— Oh! one of your own sales went though, so there’s extra cash and you buy the light for a third time.
The bulb on your 1950's 1aa flashlight blows so instead of using one of your other 15 or so other vintage 1aa flashlights, you go find a box of random bulbs in the spare room and replace the bulb.
Now in that random box of bulbs was only 1 #112 bulb left and you know you have a bunch of vintge #112 bulbs somewhere, but where?
The beam of the modern #112 bulb looks like it has a question mark in the center and that just won't do so you go online and discover you have some cash back bonus $ so you buy 20 more #112 bulbs just in case you don't find the who knows how many you already have you just don't know where they are at the moment.
I had to chuckle at this.
Not only did you see the lights, you could name a specific model.
I remember when I first came here, about the only brand I knew was Maglite. I was stunned by how many people recognized and spoke of models by their four letter names, not even mentioning the manufacturer's name.
But how many people still here remember where "TK 22 still rocks ;-)" came from?
Spoiler: Woods Walker (RIP) sig line
A 2D B-Lite
A 2D Maglite with B-Lite tailcap lego.
Leather holster guru John Bianchi hired Don Keller to design some flashlights. Don hired Tony Maglica to build them, hence the early Maglite and B-Lite ability to lego.
I still rib newbs sometimes when they post having a BB6 or HK49 or what-have-you. It's meant in fun but then again after all these years here I don't know what a brand a BB6 because I may want one and when I type BB6 in my search engine I see Honda cars, not flashlights...