Delta Flashlight - 2 Cell (USN) Gray Plastic Navy Flashlight (c. 1950)
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Delta 2 Cell (USN) Gray Plastic Navy Flashlight  
Delta 2 Cell (USN) Gray Plastic Navy Flashlight

Value: $10.00
Manufacturer: Delta
Mfgr. Model #: N/A
Circa: 1950
Battery: 2D
Style: Standard 2 Cell

Online Since: 5/16/2003
FM Reference #: DE00003

We just found one in a fuel/ballast tank on the submarine USS Drum in Mobile, Al. It is missing the lens and reflector, the batteries were still in it and they are Brightstar batteries.
Sep 12, 2012 - 5:22 PM
I just bought this flashlight at the Kane County Flea Market in St. Charles, Il. I was told by the vendor that it was from WWII. My brother recently joined the Navy Reserves and has begun to collect Navy memorabilia. I really would like to find a site that can give me some more history on this flashlight. Any help with that? As far as the flashlight itself, it seems to be in good shape. It looks just like the picture with just some more aging. I'm looking forward to cleaning it up and seeing if it still works. The only disappointing aspect is that I had no idea of the value, thus I agreed to spend $18. Looking back though that really isn't an brother will still think it is invaluable!
Oct 6, 2008 - 10:25 AM
Follow up: I forgot to add that the one shown is missing the "USN" that is molded into the light just behind the switch. This one looks to have been removed for some reason. There is also a small half-moon shape hole just under the switch on the upper right-hand side. My guess is that it may have had a wrist strap at one time.
Feb 19, 2007 - 1:30 AM
Found this one and a few others in a old shop in Arlington WA. Man this Delta Navy (USN) light is one heavy duity gal! I had to take it all apart and clean out all the old battery acid mess and some rust around the switch. Once done I put new battery's in place and she came to life! Great feeling keep the old timers working.
Feb 19, 2007 - 1:09 AM

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