Justrite Flashlight - Grey Metal Lantern with Stand and Bale - Model No. 40 (c. 1960)
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Justrite Grey Metal Lantern with Stand and Bale  
Justrite Grey Metal Lantern with Stand and Bale

Value: $10.00
Manufacturer: Justrite
Mfgr. Model #: 40
Circa: 1960
Battery: 6V
Style: Lantern

Online Since: 10/27/2005
FM Reference #: JU00013

My wife has one similar from her grandfather who worked for C & O Railroad. The handle
is covered in yellow plastic and the battery cover is painted red. Does this lamp have a lens cover
for the bulbs or is it supposed to look like your photo?
Apr 8, 2011 - 4:45 PM
  Kris McBath
we have my Dad's Permissible Electric Landern, approval # 1017 that resembles the above lantern but older. Can you tell me just how old it is and was it ever used as a railroad lantern, also model 44S. Thank you
Feb 10, 2011 - 5:51 PM
  Kris McBath
we have my Dad's Permissible Electric Landern, approval # 1017 that resembles the above lantern but older. Can you tell me just how old it is and was it ever used as a railroad lantern. Thnak you
Feb 10, 2011 - 5:47 PM
I have a justrite no. 44S. Any info out there
Feb 6, 2011 - 8:44 PM
  william morse
I have a no.40 justrite electric lantern. does it need a lens cover over the bulbs
Jun 20, 2010 - 9:04 AM
My Lantern is a Justrite model # 40 similar to the one pictured above except, Mine is gray W/ a yellow handle and a yellow label that says "THE TRAINMAN","JUSTRITE","Manufacturing Co. Chicago" on the side. These lanterns use a standard 6 volt lantern battery that can be found in any hardware store. The bulbs were usually GE# 502 but they are only 150mA. These bulbs can also be used: GE#'s 27, 31, and 407(Blinker) which are 300mA and brighter. But the GE# 425 is the brightest @ 500mA. These bulbs are all 6 volt miniature screw base. The brighter bulbs have a shorter life and will also shorten the life of your battery. I found that the American made bulbs work the best because they have the right Focal Point which projects a better beam.
Apr 24, 2010 - 11:00 AM
I have one that has a red and clear bulb. Marked 45W. 2061 North Chicago, IL. stamped US Army-AirForce. Can you get me a date. Works perfectly, has original bulbs and a shinny brim around the light!
Dec 2, 2008 - 3:26 PM
I have the model 40, same as the one shown only with a yellow vynyl type covering on the handle. I used same while working got the railroad, early 60's. stamped CRNJ, central rr of new jersey. I removed the battery many,many years ago. I believe it was a 6 volt square battery with spring type terminals. Where can i fing a battery ?
Nov 24, 2008 - 1:40 PM
Many railroaders still use these today for night time signaling/inspections.
Jul 31, 2008 - 10:48 PM
Lantern looks like a Justrite "Trainman" . Southern Pacific Railroad quit giving out Justrite's in the Portland, Oregon area in 1961 to their trainmen and switchmen.
Jan 31, 2008 - 8:42 PM
I have this style but UL rated to be intrinsic safe i guess it might have been used in a chemical/oil refinery. My question is where can I get the missing lense/cover for this lantern. Thanks for your time on this
Roy Oh... and yes it works quite well and is in generally good shape.
Dec 13, 2007 - 4:21 PM
  Jerry Moulton
This is the exact flashlight used by my father while employed in the oilfields. I have one that I need parts for. Wander if I can get parts anywhere?
Oct 30, 2006 - 5:17 PM

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