Big Beam U-C Lite Manufacturing Company Flashlight - Red/Black Large Emergency Lantern with Fire Truck Mount - Model No. 700 (c. 1960)
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Big Beam U-C Lite Manufacturing Company Red/Black Large Emergency Lantern with Fire Truck Mount  
Big Beam U-C Lite Manufacturing Company Red/Black Large Emergency Lantern with Fire Truck Mount




Value: $50.00
Manufacturer: Big Beam U-C Lite Manufacturing Company
Mfgr. Model #: 700
Circa: 1960
Battery: N/A
Style: Safety



Online Since: 5/09/2007
FM Reference #: BI00004
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  tommy
This is still a great lantern and is NOT "obsolete". Pay attention: Big Beam sells the bulbs today. They have about 900 of them in stock.
The lamp used 4 No. 6 telephone dry cells. Those were in series to give 6 volts, which is what this thing runs on. The battery thus formed is 6 volts with 30 ampere hours capacity. TODAY-- all you need is ONE MN 908 alkaline battery. You'll have 6 volts and 25 ampere hours. This battery is about $16.00 in any hardware store. It is made of 8 "D" flashlight cells, internally. You can run any 6V. battery you like, however. Simply put the connectors for the battery you decide to use on the end of the lantern's internal wires, and hook it up. You'll need to place your battery in a cardboard box-- so it won't rattle around in the huge battery box. The lamp is excellent, and gives very high quality lighting.
Jun 21, 2012 - 12:05 AM
  HMM...
THIS WAS A GREAT LANTERN IN ITS DAY...BUT DRAWBACKS NOW IS....TAKES WAY TOO MANY EXPENSIVE BATTERIES, BULB IS NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND....(IF THEY STILL MAKE IT) AN THIS LANTERN IS VERY HEAVY....TODAYS NEW LED LANTERNS ARE FAR BETTER, LIGHTER, BRITER, AN USE LESS BATTERY POWER...AN BULB NEVER BURNS OUT, BUT THIS IS A GREAT LANTERN FOR CONVERSATION PIECE OR IN A MUSEUM...
Nov 9, 2011 - 11:55 AM
  Jerry
Interstate Batteries dot com sells the batteries to fit the 700A. 1.5 volt Evergreen R40 - Interstate Batteries part number DRY1725. They cost $13.99 each and you'll need four.
Nov 7, 2011 - 11:35 AM
  Mike
Does anyone know of a site about these where i can find more info about them? i have a 700-a i just bought at a yardsale for $3. its solid, with almost no rust (just a little inside at the bottom, and a few specs of rust on the chrome light housing (most of which cleaned off easily). it has a chrome handle, and housing, and the base is red just like the pic, but its constructed differently (the top and bottoms are stamped pieces onnected by a long hinge, and it has a latch on each side. Mine doesn't have the silver bottom tray, and funky shaped round bar thing held by springs. i think mine may be a tad newer then the one in the pic. what are those two loops on each end of the handle for? thanks yall.
May 29, 2011 - 5:15 PM
  Dan
I have a very similar one with two bulbs mounted in reflector. no writing is visible on it.
Mar 22, 2011 - 2:51 PM
  BedlinerBob
Hi there, hows everybody on this amazing great discussion board doing today? Thankful I can be a element of the neighborhood and I look ahead to many beneficial encounters here!
Aug 14, 2010 - 2:07 AM
  irralasal
thanks! :)

lets write them until the admit it, or stop doing it! i am writing them now!

:)
May 15, 2010 - 12:01 AM
  Norm
I have a Big Beam 700 With a new bulb plus two extra new old stock bulbs. Just like the one in the pic but missing the guard. Any interest? Leave a comment. Thanks!
Mar 30, 2010 - 9:50 PM
  Mark
I have a Big Beam model 700-A , no battery, don't know if it works, very similar to the flashlight in this page. Called BIG BEAM and they said I have a antique made in 59 60 circa. It has chrome instead of black handle and light cover. I have no idea other than this page if its worth anything other than this page. I will continue too research it. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
Dec 30, 2009 - 12:30 PM
  ED AMELOTTE
THIS LANTERN TAKES FOUR ONE AND ONE HALF TELIPHONE BATTERIES THE SCREW TYPE AND BULB 1021.TOPBULB.COM HAS BULB FOR ABOUT $8.00 ED
Dec 2, 2009 - 9:52 PM
  Horst
What Kind of Battery does this Flashlight use? and where can I get one? Is there somewhere where I can find bulb replacements?

Thanks for your Help
Horst
Aug 27, 2009 - 3:56 PM
  Todd
I am looking for a bulb and battery for a model 700 A, can anyone help lead me in the right direction on where to locate these items. I am dying to see this flashlight work. Thanks
Aug 2, 2009 - 12:31 PM
  chuck
I am looking for a lens for the model 700 circa 1966. can you help.
Nov 8, 2008 - 1:27 PM


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