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Old 25th Aug 2019, 9:41 pm   #191
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Default Re: Old torches - anyone here collect them?

Originally Posted by Hampus View Post
With autumn on it's way it's time to get our torches ready for the many dark nights ahead of us...
This thought has prompted me to dust off a few more of mine. Left to right:

1. Running off three U2-size cells and thought to be from the 1980s, this motorist’s lamp has a conventional spotlight with a detachable translucent amber cover which converts it into a warning beacon, a flashing amber warning light, and a white floodlight that looks like it contains a fluorescent tube but has just an ordinary torch bulb inside.

2. Pifco 3-cell rubber torch from the 1970s or later.

3. Odd Chinese-made chrome plated 2-cell torch, branded “White Elephant” which is ironic. It has a blue plastic ring around the lens, reminiscent of torches used by cinema usherettes in the 1950s, but it’s much newer than that.

4. Odd little 2-cell (U11) torch inherited from my late father.

5. Ever Ready square-fronted torch running off two U2s.

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