Economy Electric Lantern Co. Flashlight - Maroon Lantern with Stand and Bale (c. 1934)
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Economy Electric Lantern Co. Maroon Lantern with Stand and Bale  
Economy Electric Lantern Co. Maroon Lantern with Stand and Bale

Value: $12.00
Manufacturer: Economy Electric Lantern Co.
Mfgr. Model #: N/A
Circa: 1934
Battery: 6V
Style: Lantern

Online Since: 10/27/2005
FM Reference #: EE00002

  Bobby Kiel
My Economy Lantern is Catalog # 400, stamped U.S. on the bottom and is OD Green.
Any further information would be welcomed. Thank you.
Jul 29, 2011 - 2:17 PM
  Bobby Martin
I have a economy electric lantern pat #1906587 cat #72 that is maroon like the one in the picture but the flashlite is on the side of it and it has another spot for a bulb on the top. The bottom you have to push in on two little humps to get the battery out of it. The switch is on the side up near the top. Is this a Railroad lantern or can anyone tell me what I have?
Jul 13, 2011 - 11:52 AM
  Don Truwe
I have a Handilite Ecolite model no 101. I have an orginally shipping box with one of these silver lights with top and side light. The tag in the box says #407 in top light. #27 for average brightness and battery life. #425 for maximum brightness and a #502 for max bat life. Mine only says pat pending with no date on light. Box bottom says Mach Pat. NO. 2637251 Box also says model 101 is an Flashing emerency and spot light . model 200 is Flood light and Lantern. Hope this helps someone.
Dec 24, 2010 - 11:07 AM
  charles w kresgesr
Dec 22, 2010 - 9:55 AM
  roy labuda
what is the watts of the bulb for the economoy elevtric lantern 1934
Nov 8, 2010 - 3:32 PM
I can't seem to find the right size battery for Ecolite model 200. I know it takes a 6v battery but the only ones I find are too large. What should be the proper dimension?
Sep 20, 2010 - 1:15 PM
  kevin Barker
we just got a model no 101 from a friend. it takes a 6V drycell battery, and the bulbs are GE407. the bale is plastic, and the stand is identical to the 1934 maroon lamp in this picture. the top lamp is red and flashes, and the front lamp flashes also. it has a singe twist type switch. first position red top flashes, second position both top and front flash, third position front only flashes, and forth position is off. it says patent pending. anyone know what year this is?
Aug 29, 2010 - 3:40 PM
I have two maroon lamps made by the Economy Electric Lamp Company. One has a single light,Cat. No. 92, with a tag riveted on the side saying it is permissable to use it in Methane and air mixtures as long as the lamp is sealed.How that is done I don't know.
The second one is a dual lamp, no Cat No. The large lamp on the side is a flashing lamp. It takes a couple of seconds to warm up and begins to flash. The lamp on top is a regular flashlight. Both are controlled by the same switch,,with off being in the centre.
Both have the same patent No. 1,906,587
May 20, 2010 - 9:31 PM
I have a Economy Electric Lantern Company Milwaukee pat 1906.587 Cat No 72 if anyone is interested in this send me an e-mail
May 2, 2010 - 6:54 PM
  L. Nichols
My father in law & husband worked for the C.N.R. (both deceased) I am 70 yrs. old. We have an identical one. I am sure it was used by the C.N.R. It was among the things my father in law left.
Nov 23, 2009 - 8:33 AM
  Don Sanderson
I have Economy Elevtric Lantern Company Milwaukee CAT No 400 does any one know where I can look to see what year it was made and the useage of it the batterie I took out was square and dated 1922
Nov 6, 2009 - 9:07 PM
  Don Sanderson
I have Economy Elevtric Lantern Company Milwaukee CAT No 400 does any one know where I can look to see what year it was made and the useage of it
Nov 6, 2009 - 9:06 PM
I have two of the CAT.NO. 200 my girlfriend is a firefighter she got them from work. They came in a sealed box. the bulb is threaded on and has the number 27 stamped on it with black ink. thats the top bulb the side one says phillips PR13 also says 1A9. I hope this helps any one who needed it.
Oct 24, 2009 - 6:30 PM
I just bought the cat number 200 of this. It takes a 6 volt battery.
Mine has a lite on top and a lite in front. You have to unscrew the top and then unscrew the switch on the the back. Take the inside top out and the battery goes in there. I am not sure what type of bulb yet, but if anyone knows that would be great.
May 23, 2009 - 3:46 PM
  jamie carson
I have the Cat No 101 model, no clue what batteries or bulb this uses? Can anyone tell me?
Dec 3, 2008 - 10:17 AM
I have two of the same one that Sandy does. Anyone know how these work?
Mar 22, 2008 - 3:39 PM
I have 5 of these lanterns, Mine are all metal color has two lights one on top and the other on the side. It was manufactured by Dorco Mfg Inc, Ecolite cat no 200 patent pending by Latern Co. Sturgeon Bay Wis. However I need to find the batteries that fit it and instructions as to where to place these batteries.
I appreciate your help with this issue. Thank you.
Dec 24, 2007 - 2:33 PM
  Bruce Owens
To George Koller in Sturgeon Bay, a have one of these Lanterns also but mine is alittle differant and older because it has a patent date of 1906 and has a lamp on the side. But I would be ready to discuss a price on it. Please contact me at my address, Thank you.
Dec 12, 2006 - 9:30 PM
  George Koller
I will be interested in purchasing this lamp.

The company I work for is WireTech Fabricators in Sturgeon Bay, and it is owned by the family that bought Economy Electric Lantern Company in 1963. The lamps are no longer made but the firm has gone on to specialize in make some steel furniture, hospital bed parts and so on and has about 200 employees.

_george koller
Oct 12, 2006 - 12:29 AM
I have one of these lanterns, on the top it says: "Economy Elevtric Lantern Company Milwaukee." Was this a miner's lantern or a railroad switchman's lanter, or something for general purpose use? I collect RR lanterns and bought this thing off e-bay. Seller there listed it as a RR lantern. I have my doubts that it was a RR lanter. Thanks
Jul 31, 2006 - 5:47 AM

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