GT Price Flashlight - 2 Cell Camoflauge Military Right Angle Plastic (c. 1952)
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GT Price 2 Cell Camoflauge Military Right Angle Plastic  
GT Price 2 Cell Camoflauge Military Right Angle Plastic




Value: $15.00
Manufacturer: GT Price
Mfgr. Model #: N/A
Circa: 1952
Battery: 2D
Style: Right Angle



Online Since: 5/19/2003
FM Reference #: GT00002
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  Garagehound
I don't know where you guys are coming up with the values and "circa" dates for this light but you're waaay off. This is a cheap commercial copy of a Fulton Industries anglehead flashlight made under contract for the Department of Defense. There is essentially no difference between this light pictured and a Fulton model other than the model number markings. They all use two D cells and a PR-2 bulb. This design DOES go back to the 1930s and was used in WWII and Korea.... but those were metal versions. All angleheads after the mid 50s were plastic, and only olive drab color. They also didn't have the plastic switch protector blades on either side of the switch shown above in the picture. Multiple colors like black, tan, orange, and the camouflage pattern above became available sometime in the 80s, and continue to this day. I would guess the manufacture of the one pictured to be somewhere in the mid 1980s. Currently you can get brand new ones in any color you want at any PX, BX, or military surplus store for between five and eight dollars. A 4 pack of D batteries might cost more than the flashlight if you're not careful. But to sum it up, the flashlight pictured is not particularly rare, old, or valuable at all. I know they are not issued at basic training anymore (at least since 2003 in my case) but were readily available for purchase at the post exchange and uniform sales store. I currently work on a military base and they are available there for $7.50 which includes a spare bulb.
Apr 22, 2012 - 9:13 AM
  Dietmar O Unger
I need a new reflector for this flashlight. Where can I get one? Thanks.
Oct 7, 2011 - 10:22 PM
  QUESTION....
WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF A "RIGHT ANGLE" LIGHT? I KNOW IT HAD ONE...I JUST CANT THINK OF IT...HMM...
May 4, 2011 - 9:09 PM
  LUCIAN WELCH
I HAVE 2 GREEN RIGHT ANGLE FLASLIGHTS. #1 HAS U.S. MX-991/U ALL SO HAS FILTER COMPARTMENT WITH RED,BLUE.YELLOW,WHITE,AND CLEAR FILTERS. WITH HANGER LOOP.
#2 TL-122-D MADE IN USA WITH A T NO MANUFACTURER
May 4, 2011 - 1:14 PM
  Wayne Ralph
I have inherited a GT Price flashlight from a Second World War fighter pilot who may have been provided with this flashlight by the US Navy while briefly aboard the USS Wasp in 1942 in the Mediterranean Sea. It shows on the barrel that GT Price Products, Inc was at Los Angeles 31, CA. The serial number on the bakelite barrel is U.S. MX-993U. The switch for the flashlight looks identical to that on the military flashlight shown above. This MX993U is straight, with longitudinal ridges in the barrel, in light gray. It has a stowable black metal hanging ring. A rubber O ring is still in place for the battery chamber, but the ring for the light bulb end is missing. Any ideas or help for establishing the provenance and history of this GT Price flashlight is appreciated.

Wayne Ralph, author, Aces, Warriors & Wingmen (Wiley 2005)
Feb 6, 2010 - 3:08 PM


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