Daimon Flashlight - Red & Nickel Focusing Baby Flashlight - Model No. 2R10 (c. 1960)
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Daimon Red & Nickel Focusing Baby Flashlight  
Daimon Red & Nickel Focusing Baby Flashlight

Value: $10.00
Manufacturer: Daimon
Mfgr. Model #: 2R10
Circa: 1960
Battery: European No. 8
Style: Baby

Online Since: 5/22/2008
FM Reference #: DM00005
Donated In Memory of Alexander Rothe

Actually, this light was commonly available in 2C form, along with a slightly smaller, thinner version of it that took the duplex battery. I have had a green 2C version of this light since it was given to me as a present in 1972 by one of my German relatives. It was my favorite flashlight for many years.
Aug 5, 2010 - 9:32 PM
  chuck E.
Flashlight Museum ought to correct the entry on this light as to 2R10 or European No,8 battery type
Aug 5, 2010 - 1:06 PM
  chuck E.
the '2R10' designation was the key! Also called No.8 sometimes, I found it in the UK all over the place, but small specialty shops generally can't ship US....got it at amazon.com.uk for about $2.50 plus ship....also learned that this battery is commonly found in a lot of amateur radio equipment....thanks so much! this site ought to correct their entry about the 2C
Aug 5, 2010 - 1:03 PM
Here's better information: flashlights in this (and other) styles were powered by a 3v "duplex" battery, also referenced as a 2R10 battery (and some other names, too). It's still being made and sold in some parts of Europe, or you can use a lithium 123 cell and make an adapter to fill the rest of the battery compartment. I don't believe this battery has been sold in the U.S. in many years, if ever.
Aug 4, 2010 - 5:22 PM
I can't seem to find the designation for the battery that this light takes, but I have a number of lights that require this type. It's a single cell, 3v battery that's made up of two smaller 1.5 v cells bundled together. That size was pretty popular in Europe for a while, though it's been superseded by 2C lights. I suspect that a single F cell might fit into this battery, but you'd need to swap out the bulb for a lower voltage.
Aug 4, 2010 - 1:07 PM
  chuck E.
looking for batteries for this....C cells are too big ???
Aug 3, 2010 - 9:40 PM
  wendy Bellevue
I NEED this flashlight for a play by next week! how do I order it?
Apr 28, 2010 - 9:03 PM

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