Eveready Flashlight - Chrome Penlight with Black Cap and Red Button Switch - Model No. 9215 (c. 1976)
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Eveready Chrome Penlight with Black Cap and Red Button Switch  
Eveready Chrome Penlight with Black Cap and Red Button Switch

Value: $4.00
Manufacturer: Eveready
Mfgr. Model #: 9215
Circa: 1976
Battery: 2AA
Style: Pen

Online Since: 5/19/2006
FM Reference #: EV00096

I rediscovered mine - with the yellow cap - in a drawer last year and got it to work again - the switch is on mine is very touchy. I love it. The light cast is solid and clear. Its a better less harsh light than that from the modern flashlights. I think the secret, if there is one, is that the bulb isn't backed up into the tube. I don't think the reflectors in other models add much value at all. Two batteries powering one small bulb also makes it brighter I guess. I also discovered that the bulb from an old Garrity mini fits it, so I have a back up. Packrat that I am, I always break down otherwise broken things for parts and keep whatever's useful and it pays off bigtime. In the case of this flashlight I never did that, holding out hope and I'm glad I did.
Nov 16, 2013 - 5:23 PM
I used this model of penlight when I served as an EMT in ambulance and rescue in 1980, and I still own it. In my opinion it is the best flashlight Eveready made, and in the case of mine, it was a literal life saver. My lament at present is that replacement bulbs are getting harder and harder to find.
Nov 15, 2008 - 7:29 PM
Another great example of this penlight collection. Originally, Eveready made three types of this model. The first had a "steel" or chrome finish push down button which must have been a circa 1950 or so. The other two came later as indicated on the above year (Late 80s) and they were indicated by a red push button and the yellow push button. I was actually thinking that a "Green" push button would be out next!

No longer making this model....metal has given way to plastics....yuck!
Feb 10, 2006 - 8:29 PM

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