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Author Topic: Old Flashlights  (Read 14341 times)

Offline Scott

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« on: June 07, 2000, 08:04:00 pm »
Does anyone out there collect old flashlights? In junior high school, I had a couple that were probably from the '20's(found them in a house we'd moved into)I've since lost them,probably in a move somewhere,but occassionally you see them at flea markets and such,at what I feel is vastly inflated prices,but I could be wrong on that point. Just curious. Scott
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Offline Bob Masters

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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2000, 06:24:00 am »
Scott,
From what I've seen there is quite a bit of interest in them. prices have skyrocketed in the last 10 years for them, and certain brands and models can fetch a considerable amount. Even I find them rather intersting.
Jeeze ! just what I need to do is start collecting something else ! Ha Ha Ha.........

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Offline Scott

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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2000, 08:07:00 pm »
The strangest flashlight I had was a pointer flashlight,used in pre-laser pointer days. The filament of the bulb was sideways,and in the shape of a "V",and the lens was focussable,projecting the image of the Vshaped filament on the slide sreen. Definitely a specialty bulb!

Offline Earl Wildes

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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2000, 11:28:00 am »
I too got into flashlight collecting, but now I think I need to thin the collection.  Do you know of any kind of pricing guide available?

Offline Bob Masters

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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2001, 05:56:00 am »
A short time ago I spotted an old three bulb flashlight selling on eBay. I missed it however (Zzzzzzz)  :-(  and I was wondering If they are really all that rare ?
Anybody else seen those things around ?

Offline Earl Wildes

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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2001, 06:23:00 pm »
Yes there are flashlight collectors out there.  I did find a website for flashlights, but most of the discussion is on modern lights and how to convert them to LED's.  I still have my first flashlight, and I'm 45.