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    Great thread!

    As a kid I used to watch my electrician uncle work and use his minimag. My mother got me a plastic single AA knockoff (~1990) which I had for years (until I took it apart and broke it- I miss it and canít find a replacement anywhere!) until I got a red minimag of my own. My father now has that as a bedside light- he likes the incandescent over any led that I tried to give him.
    I have to pick up another for nostalgia. I always carried a light and my proud moments were changing the bulb in the dark. I waited until it burnt out to replace it- even if I saw it was blackening.

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    What a great read!! I love these threads form the early days. Those Mini Mags are rock solid too! I have a 1984 model that's well used. I'm not the original owner but I've used it regularly for the last 5 years and it's never let me down.

    Let's see some pics!

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    to tech25 --

    I was just the Opposite.

    When my bulb had Blackened significantly,
    I removed it, and installed a NEW one.
    (keeping the old one, of course)


    Because I knew I'd have one
    HELL of a time changing that
    tiny little bi-pin bulb
    in TOTAL DARKNESS ! ! !


    _

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiftdT4R View Post

    Let's see some pics!


    If you page up and read post # 85,
    you will see that I no longer have my original.


    But you are correct about " Rock Solid ".
    My Mini-Maglites never failed me !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgess View Post
    to tech25 --

    I was just the Opposite.

    When my bulb had Blackened significantly,
    I removed it, and installed a NEW one.
    (keeping the old one, of course)


    Because I knew I'd have one
    HELL of a time changing that
    tiny little bi-pin bulb
    in TOTAL DARKNESS ! ! !


    _
    yup, juggling so many parts- 9 pieces?- In the dark but that was part of the fun... kind of crazy I probably should have just carried two minimags.

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    I remember how the bulb would always burn out at the worst time and having to change it in the dark, the whole time praying you remembered to replace the extra bulb in the tailcap, lol. I hated those times when I found the tailcap was empty...man, we really have it easy these days, lol.

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    My 90's model still has the original bulb. The extra is still in the tailcap.

    I retired it to shelf status shortly after discovering CPF.
    John 3:16

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    My father passed away in 2000 and I have his old mini mag.its in rough shape but think Iíll fix her up and bring her back to life.
    If i had one day left to live i would want to be at my workplace.Because every day is like a frickin eternity.

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    Ultimately, it was an incandescent MiniMag that led me to CPF.

    Great thread, thank you for keeping it alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grijon View Post
    Ultimately, it was an incandescent MiniMag that led me to CPF.

    Great thread, thank you for keeping it alive.
    It was an LED conversion kit for my old MiniMag, and how it compares with the new (at the time) LED MiniMag...man, that was a loooong time and a boatload of money ago.
    Last edited by Toohotruk; 12-09-2018 at 11:44 PM.

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    I myself also just STUMBLED
    onto CandlePowerForums.


    Was TOTALLY AMAZED to discover
    there were OTHERS like * ME * ! ! !


    And even * WORSE * !


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    Funny how a website can change so much in one's life, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toohotruk View Post
    Funny how a website can change so much in one's life, lol.
    Oh, yes - just ask our wives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grijon View Post
    Oh, yes - just ask our wives.
    I started going with my GF about the same time I discovered CPF...and she still doesn't get it, lol!

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