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Vintage 1950 flashlight build

Lifetime17

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Hi Folks,
Was digging around and found a few old vintage flash lights. Well that was it i started a sink on the lathe the rest is history. Some Christmas fun , In it is a A140,X Drive 1.8A,G2 lens. Runs over 2+Watts . Might rebuild for a NDB7875 3+W diode the sink can take it well . Enjoy a Christmas build on me guys.

Rich:)
 

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Lifetime17

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Hi Step,
Thank You ,
I had a moment so i machined another focus adapter for it that fits the sink diameter

Rich:)
 

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BobMc

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Hey, that host is older than me.
( by a few years always). :D

Looking good Rich! Hope you have a Merry Xmas. :gj:
 
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Lifetime17

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Hi BM,
I wanted some thing different and Vintage lights are always a hit. Out with the old to a certain extent i mean..Thanks Pal
@ Alaskan,
I wanted it to look beefier in the front but match the brass all around. Glad you like it.

Rich:)
 

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It really is pretty:)
Is that a D cell or C cell flashlight?
 

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Reminds me of a Flash Gordon/Barbarella type raygun, I like it. :)

 

Lifetime17

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Hi,
GSS,
Its a c size but the same size lithiums fit great .
@ Red,
Yes the 50's and 6's were great for space programs on tv. Thats a mean pic by the way i want one..

Rich:)
 

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Looks like it cleaned up very well. It couldn't have started out looking so clean. Great build, Rich. :yh:
 

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What an awesome build Rich, I love it buddy.
Beautiful work as usual.
@ RedC, now that's a blast from the past {pun intended}.

RB
:beer:
 

Lifetime17

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Hi,
Thank you guys i enjoyed building it , at a point it was a PIA but i was determined. Hard to find some in decent condition that need a little work.


Rich:)
 

Lifetime17

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Hi, Aaronnoraa,
Thank you glad you like it as i enjoyed building it . I have a few more old lights coming but with wear marks that put character in them and makes you wonder were they been . The marks and wear make you think about the time these light went through to survive into now,

Rich:)
 

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I can't believe I haven't seen this cool build yet; very nice work, Rich!
I really like these vintage flashlight builds; high tech meets old tech. I wonder, have you done any modiifying of the original switch?
:gj:
 




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