Campbell Manufacturing Company Flashlight - Red Wind-Up High Quality Generator Light (c. 1924)
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Campbell Manufacturing Company Red Wind-Up High Quality Generator Light  
Campbell Manufacturing Company Red Wind-Up High Quality Generator Light

Value: $85.00
Manufacturer: Campbell Manufacturing Company
Mfgr. Model #: N/A
Circa: 1924
Battery: N/A
Style: Generator

Online Since: 8/04/2005
FM Reference #: CA00001
Also found under the lable "Dynamo-Collins". Donated in memory of Norman Wootton 1869-1940.

would like to buy some bulbs or get the number of the bulb for this flashlight
Aug 14, 2012 - 6:29 PM
Just received my "MOTOR DYNAMO FLASHLIGHT NO BATTERY F01876 CAMPBELL MFG. Co FREEHOLD N.J. U.S.A. PAT.9-9-24 OTHER PATS. PENDING" that I won on eBay. The price was 75.00 plus shipping. It works and had a bulb, along with a spare bulb behind the reflector. There is no evidence that mine was ever painted. The lens is cracked, but other than that, it's in great condition. Does anyone know how many turns equal a fully charged generator? Can it be "wound to tight"? Also, how long should the light work on a full charge? I don't want to stress the mechanism. I'd also like to know the history behind this flashlight. I read one comment that stated it was used in a survival kit, can anyone varify this? Thanks in advance for any additional input!
Feb 4, 2012 - 1:24 AM
I have a green one that works fine, and has the spare bulb inside. Heavy piece of vintage electrics, great concept for the period.
Nov 17, 2011 - 4:58 PM
  ken in arizona
I have one exactly like the one posted. It is red also and works fine.
I thought it was soooo cool when I was a kid that my Dad finally gave it to me some 30 years ago.
Feb 14, 2011 - 5:36 PM
  Steve (in Oz)
Hello to All - Glad to read all the comments & learn about this light in my collection.I have a Collins & if Victor (or anyone!) has any bulbs left to spare,,would certainly appreciate a contact - email Many thanks,,,Steve{:-)
May 18, 2010 - 6:38 AM
I have one of these and need bulb.PLEASE help!
Sep 13, 2009 - 7:56 PM
I am also looking for a couple of bulbs (at least one).. Victor, if you want to sell one, let me know. ( thanks
Sep 12, 2009 - 1:07 AM
I am looking for one of these.. if anyone has one, or knows of one, my e-mail is
Jul 20, 2009 - 11:35 AM
found mine in the insulation of the attic when we bought our house in 1983. scared the daylights out of me when I picked it up and it started to vibrate and the light came on. House was built in 52'. Serial #C 12-708. Was red, now green.
May 5, 2009 - 7:08 PM
  ian martin
i have a fully working example of this torch it states that it petent 9 sept 1924 with a serial number C 51 44 with other patents pending nj usa the colour is red endplack twist and red all over the main body i full working order can you advise me how rear it is and what is its current value in 2009 please email me
May 5, 2009 - 6:20 AM
I have the black model, works fine! Mine says Collins no battery, Freehold, NJ

Mar 17, 2009 - 11:35 PM
  Victor Cline
I have one that is black and it still works. I also have about 20 extra bulbs. Collins no battery Patnd September 9 1924
Feb 12, 2009 - 1:13 PM
Apr 12, 2007 - 11:29 PM
  Royce Atkins, Arizona
I came into possession recently of this flashlight. Mine is Green. My on & off switch is verticle not horizontal like the red one of yours. The number on the bottom of mine is D 258 and it still works!!
Feb 4, 2007 - 10:42 AM
  Richard P. Korf
I have one of these flashlights, I have been looking for some history on it. I was told it was in a survival kit on Air Force in case of crash! would let me know a little more about it if you know. Thank You
Sep 11, 2006 - 6:48 AM
  Scott Page
I just received my father's red Cambell Mfg. "no battery" flashlight Pat. 1924, and the thing still works as it did when I was a child. It is identical to the photo you show.
Aug 13, 2006 - 11:30 AM
my mother said her father had one of these when she was a kid back in the 30s.
she would take it to the basement to play with it. its was green in color.
May 16, 2006 - 7:05 AM
One sold on EBay today (9-3-05) for $203.00.
Aug 29, 2005 - 9:11 AM
I have an identical flashlight except its marked "Collins no battery Patnd sept 9 1924".
Aug 13, 2005 - 9:11 AM

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