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Unknown Maker HEAVY Light - Works (US Navy Flashlight)
« on: October 28, 2017, 02:23:07 PM »
Jan and I found this at a yard sale today. I was surprised it worked!! Anyone know the maker. It has seen better days, this was used!!...Doug
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Re: Unknown Maker HEAVY Light - Works (US Navy Flashlight)
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 04:00:06 PM »
" Great US NAVY emergency lantern - perfect for black outs or the like. Battery powered, 7" x 6", waterproof, from the mid-1950's. Works, email with questions - I am selling this for a sailor. "

Didn't state the manufacturer. Probably a GSA contract manufacturer.

     https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-us-navy-waterproof-flashlight-battery
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Re: Unknown Maker HEAVY Light - Works (US Navy Flashlight)
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2017, 04:02:52 PM »
thanks John
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Re: Unknown Maker HEAVY Light - Works (US Navy Flashlight)
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2017, 04:16:49 PM »
Doug,

This different listing shows "Roflar" in the title

     https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-roflar-usn-mn-navy-lamp-lantern-flashlight

but the second image from the Flashlight Museum,

     http://www.flashlightmuseum.com/US-Navy-Flashlight-Yellow-Ship-Lantern-2-6V-1950

it lists the manufacturer as US Navy. Again, most likely made under a GSA contract.

I'll stop looking with this post.
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Re: Unknown Maker HEAVY Light - Works (US Navy Flashlight)
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2017, 09:50:24 PM »
The Navy sure did like big flashlights, didn't they?
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Re: Unknown Maker HEAVY Light - Works (US Navy Flashlight)
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2017, 03:58:18 AM »
The Navy sure did like big flashlights, didn't they?

They wanted to make sure you found them in the dark. :)
Nice piece and a great find.
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Re: Unknown Maker HEAVY Light - Works (US Navy Flashlight)
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2017, 11:56:58 AM »
wow, two six volt batteries, heavy for sure! wonder if it floated considering it was for the navy? Might double as a coastal defense item, float enough in a harbor and any ship that hits them may sink.
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Re: Unknown Maker HEAVY Light - Works (US Navy Flashlight)
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2017, 06:09:10 PM »
I used to have one of those. They were used on board ships for emergency lighting.
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