Eagle-Picher Company Flashlight - U.S. Army Signal Corp. Water Activated - Model No. BA-253/U (c. 1967)
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Eagle-Picher Company U.S. Army Signal Corp. Water Activated  
Eagle-Picher Company U.S. Army Signal Corp. Water Activated

Value: $15.00
Manufacturer: Eagle-Picher Company
Mfgr. Model #: BA-253/U
Circa: 1967
Battery: N/A
Style: Misc.

Online Since: 8/05/2005
FM Reference #: EP00001
When filled with fresh water for 18 minutes, bulb will light.

This light was used for pilot baloons and radiosondes to facilitate tracking with a theodolite (simular to a surveyer's transit) for meteorology by our military for weather forcasting and the specialized information for avation and artillery fire. I remember these as a kid, my father was a military meterologist...
Sep 8, 2005 - 4:17 PM

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