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    Default It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a Brinkmann, It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a ...???

    Hello,

    Check this out:
    http://hometown.aol.com/xaxo/page4.html

    Fig 1 is obviously a MiniMag, but
    look at Fig 2 and Fig 3.

    What the &$^#%$*& ???????

    It's a MiniMag with the Brinkmann name! :-)

    BTW the sizes are exactly the same, even though
    the lights in the the lower two photos look
    slightly shorter. The colors are truely
    different.

    Comments anyone??

    Take care,
    Al

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    Default Re: It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a Brinkmann, It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a ...???

    nice!

    i suspect they did it digitally.

    notice also, that on the bottom two photos, the bottom part of the head is a slighltly different color than the body and the top peice.

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    Default Re: It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a Brinkmann, It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a ...???

    It looks to me like they could have done it digitally, but it also looks like the upper part of the head is a slightly different size.

    -Mike

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    Default Re: It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a Brinkmann, It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a ...???

    i am quite sure of the digital...if you look at figure 2, you can see a "hole" where the n should be, i suppose they had a hard time editing this out, as it is right where the light is at.

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    Default Re: It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a Brinkmann, It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a ...???

    Although not identical in appearance, Brinkmann does make a couple of lights very similar to the MiniMag:

    http://www.multitoolsource.com/trimax.html

    http://www.multitoolsource.com/blackmax.html

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    Default Re: It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a Brinkmann, It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a ...???

    The Brinkman is a 1AAA. I have one sitting right here (but mine's blue). The only light I've seen that competes for lack of output with the Mag Solitare. TX

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    Default Re: It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a Brinkmann, It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a ...???

    I think Brinkmann did use to make Mini maglight clones a long, long time ago. I used to have a couple, and I remember most or all of the parts were interchangable. But I think because of legal action, they were forced to change.

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    Default Re: It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a Brinkmann, It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a ...???

    I still have one of the pre-lawsuit Brinkman mini-mag clones. When I dig it out I'll post a picture. It looks exactly like a mini-mag except for the name. I also have a Sears mini-mag clone that I bought a long time ago. It too, looks just like a mini-mag without the name, but it comes with a little tiny screw in bulb that is actually brighter then all my mini-mags. I have the Brinkmann AAA too, the proportions look different to me than the one in the pics though. YMMV

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    Default Re: It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a Brinkmann, It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a ...???

    Al,
    are you sure there's not something stuck on the threads? I'm pretty sure the head screwed off on the one I had, I remember thinking it was exactly like a minimag in everyway. Have you tried to see if a minimag reflector would work? I have a bunch of spare minimag parts if you need one. I wonder if I still have mine, I'm going to try and dig it up.

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    Default Re: It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a Brinkmann, It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a ...???

    The head on my 1AAA Brinkman "Mini-Mag" doesn't screw off either. TX

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    Default Re: It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a Brinkmann, It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a ...???

    I have a Brinkmann Black Max. It is similar but lacks a candle mode (head rotates but cannot come off), otherwise it looks exactly like a Mini-Mag, but the corners are also a bit squarish. I wonder if the Opalec New Beam module will fit.

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    Default Re: It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a Brinkmann, It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a ...???

    Hello there,

    Yes it's not a digitally altered image, but
    an actual scanned flashlight that i scanned
    myself yesterday. The flashlight was lent
    to me by a friend to scan and ask about on
    this site.
    As stingray and InTheDark has mentioned,
    apparently Brinkmann tried to copy the
    Minimag and got sued :-)
    I guess they dont make it anymore then.

    So, now im wondering if this flashlight
    is a sort of collector's item ?

    It needs a replacement reflector though,
    and interestingly the 'head' doesnt unscrew
    all the way off like the Minimag does.
    It unscrews like the minimag, but doesnt
    unscrew enough to take it off. The only
    way to replace the guts i guess is to
    take off the very top piece which holds the
    lens and reflector in place.

    Wonder also if it's possible to get
    replacement parts for it?

    Take care and thanks for the replies folks :-)

    Al

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    Default Re: It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a Brinkmann, It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a ...???

    I just checked my blue body 2AA "maglite" I've had in my desk for years and sure enough it says brinkmann on the head...must be one of those copies. I always called it a minimag. Know what though...it's still crap.

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    Default Re: It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a Brinkmann, It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a ...???

    The head doesn't come off of my Brinkmann min-mag clone or my 1AAA.

    Edit: it does come off my 2AA Brinkman

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    Default Re: It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a Brinkmann, It\'s a MiniMag, It\'s a ...???


    A Brinkmag? A Magmann?

    After all these years....
    The answer is BOTH.

    They were completely interchangeable
    John 3:16

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