Delta Flashlight - Gray "Power Lite" Lantern (c. 1937)
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Delta Gray "Power Lite" Lantern

Value: $25.00
Manufacturer: Delta
Mfgr. Model #: N/A
Circa: 1937
Battery: 6V
Style: Lantern

Online Since: 5/16/2003
FM Reference #: DE00008

One of my Deltas has an add-on lens cover with its own amber lens. The amber lens has three black lines across it. The lens cover fits over the spotlight, and is secured to the bezel with three springs. Any ideas of what application for which it was marketed new?
Jan 20, 2013 - 3:48 AM
You likely installed flasher bulbs. Some flashers have the circuit break in the base, so it may not be apparent looking at the filament. I use 4.9 volt E10 screw base lantern bulbs in my Deltas (found then at Menards), and none flash ;) You can judge the age of this model Delta by the spotlight lens cover. The one pictured above is a later model. The earliest have a plastic lens that fits into the reflector with a metal retainer ring that is secured by a small screw clamp
Jan 20, 2013 - 3:32 AM
I inherited one of these a few years ago and finally decided to put a battery and some new bulbs in it. When I turn either one one, the bulb flashes instead of staying on constantly. Is it supposed to do that?
Jan 5, 2013 - 11:22 PM
I just bought one of these! It's a complete wreck though, but it works! Paid $20.20 for it. Love it to death!
Jun 8, 2012 - 5:05 PM
i have one of these the inside on the battery compartment bottom is a bit rusty and its not in the best condition. is there any place to get a new front and top lense as they are kinda yellow or would that discoleration actually increase the value of the lantern? it has all the parts and i know it works as i tested it one day with a 6v lantern battery i purchased for another flashlight. its got some scratches on the front and i would really like to get a replacement for it. i think i paid like 5 bucks for it at a garage sale. i thought it looked neat and i liked trains so i just bought it. to find out it;s from the 30's and its worth 40 bucks im gonna keep it for a real long time.
Feb 12, 2010 - 1:48 AM
Have one similar to these, however, its stamped "Wildcat" on the top and has the other bulb an the bottom, its grey round body and metal strap like handle. any info on year or value?
Jan 17, 2009 - 1:53 PM
This is a great light. Works every time I use it camping in my 1959 rear door Scotty. My Pat. # is 2053591
Dec 15, 2008 - 9:53 PM
that is a rip off $40 for that my grandad probally has one off them.
Nov 10, 2008 - 4:38 AM
Mine is the same except that it has a red dome top.
Nov 9, 2008 - 1:45 PM
got a #27 bulb inthe front reflector, and a #502 bulb inthe top reflector.Patent #205359.
Oct 26, 2008 - 8:27 PM
mine is metal around front light. depress little metal buttons to electric corp. marion,indiana
Oct 26, 2008 - 8:15 PM
  Morrie Turner
Looks like about 1950 from my ad in a March 1950 Popular Mechanics Magazine - $4.65.
Mar 13, 2006 - 4:44 PM

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