Carpenter Manufacturing Company Flashlight - 2 Cell 2 Head "Bell System" Lantern (c. 1940)
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Carpenter Manufacturing Company 2 Cell 2 Head  
Carpenter Manufacturing Company 2 Cell 2 Head "Bell System" Lantern

Value: $20.00
Manufacturer: Carpenter Manufacturing Company
Mfgr. Model #: N/A
Circa: 1940
Battery: 2-1.5v Dry Cells
Style: Lantern

Online Since: 5/09/2007
FM Reference #: CMC0002

I just purchased one of these two-lamp Carpenter Mfg Master Light Maker series lamps...looks identical to this one. It was identified as military, but certainly is who did use these? Could it have been used by Office of Civilian Defense (OCD) personnel? Would like more information on this light....thanks!
Mar 30, 2013 - 10:05 PM
  Tom Packard
I have an old, circa 1930, headlamp made by the Carpenter MFG Co. Battery pack was in a container that hung from your belt. Container size is 2.75" x 3.0" x 4.5" high. What size battery did this lamp take and where do I find one? Thank you.
Feb 7, 2013 - 4:12 PM
Great lights. My dad had one from when he worked at the phone company. I got one off ebay and the bulbs are burned out, Does anyone know where I can get replacements?
Nov 6, 2012 - 7:37 AM
I have this exact flashlight I bought it today at an antique store it still had the original 2 dry cell 1.5volt batteries and a spare inside
Is there any possibility to know where I can get a replacement battery at?
Mar 18, 2012 - 8:07 PM
Is there any value in a vintage hand light? I found a Carpenter-Light 6-volt (mounts on top of a dry cell) hand light. Made of aluminum with a "Carpenter" bulb inside. It still works. Should I sell it on eBay?
Thank you. Eddie
Oct 18, 2009 - 9:30 AM
I am looking for parts for this model of light. If you have one please email me at
Oct 6, 2009 - 10:22 AM
Oooops, my bad. I meant Bright Star 1967 vintage Bell System batteries. April 8, 1967 KS 6542 batteries no less.
Jan 27, 2008 - 3:24 PM
I just recovered my lantern, including original Carperter bulbs and 1697 vintage Bell System batteries. Mine is in much better condition (paint & rubber) compared to the photo above. Anybody have a clue as to how the base was used, either for tilt or it seems it could have been slid and secured over a board (crossarm)?
Jan 27, 2008 - 2:39 PM
if need anopther one i have little rust but appear to b all there less batteries
Apr 1, 2007 - 12:01 PM

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