Eveready Flashlight - 2 Cell Electric Candle - Model No. 1654 (c. 1931)
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Eveready 2 Cell Electric Candle  
Eveready 2 Cell Electric Candle

Value: $35.00
Manufacturer: Eveready
Mfgr. Model #: 1654
Circa: 1931
Battery: 2C
Style: Candle

Online Since: 4/23/2003
FM Reference #: EV00012

  Jeran Paul
I found one at an antique store in Oakland, Oregon two years ago. It still works, bulb works, too. I may sell it as I'm only using it as decor right now.
Mar 19, 2010 - 1:37 PM
I've had one of these electric candles for almost forty years. It has a crest with a centaur and crossed swords on the side. Wondering if this has any significance.
Oct 27, 2009 - 6:15 PM
I bought two of these candlestick flashlights online, the bulbs are burnt out and I am trying to figure out where to get some more replacement bulbs online. This uses 2 C batteries so I am guessing that the bulb would have to be 3 volts. I would be even happier if someone could help me figure out finding a LED replacement bulb as they would not burn out as readily and would use way less juice. Any help that anyone could send my way would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks so much... Lance
Aug 6, 2008 - 2:27 AM
  Bob B

You should be able to slid the switch under the candle, next to the little push rod, in the up position and that should enable your light to stay on if you desire.......Then, you can just kind of pull it out and slide the little lever, to go back into it's regular position of shuting off when you place it down on a flat surface. It is meant to be off when it is sitting and light up when you pick it up in the middle of the night, to go where every you must go......
Dec 20, 2007 - 10:44 PM
Ebay has one and the seller says that it was meant to be turned off when set down, but to come on when picked up....this may explain why I can't figure out the switching mechanisms - trying to get it to stay on when set down. Sound right?
Dec 9, 2007 - 7:18 AM
Just bought a pair at a house sale for $15. Work if complete the circuit by hand, but can't get them to turn on/off properly. Have opened and cleaned spring and contacts. Any suggestions? thans
Dec 9, 2007 - 7:14 AM
This electric candle appears in a 1931 catalog (Paramount -wholesale only) the dots seen on the black band just above the base were radium spots ---- so the candle could be seen in the dark! The list price was $1.55 ---In lots of six a dealer would pay $1.00 each. I have one and it still works great.
Sep 4, 2007 - 6:23 PM
  Thomas M
I just bought one virtually identical on eBay. Works perfectly. You DO NOT unscrew the four screws on the bottom; mine is riveted. You simply unscrew the pedestal from the base, as you would unscrew the endcap of any normal flashlight. Be careful as the bulb retainer and glass may drop out with the batteries! Mine also has a push-pull-type switch on the bottom that you can turn to a "lock-off" position.
Jun 28, 2007 - 8:32 AM
  LeRoy Griffin
I have one of these and I am suprized to find it here. Yes it is a great little night light and it works as great as the day it was made. I did have to unscreww the four screws on the bottom to clean of the contacts a few years ago. I guess thats the way you need to get into it.
Oct 6, 2006 - 6:36 PM
I found one of these in my parents things but can't figure out how to open it up and don't want to break it. can you help me?
Sep 16, 2006 - 3:09 AM
  Bob B
I was lucky to find one of these little gems and it works great by the bedside. Great idea, amazing there aren't more of them around.

Nov 1, 2005 - 8:13 PM
Great little candle, still works as good as the day it was made!!!
Oct 27, 2005 - 8:58 PM

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