Light Weight Lantern Company Flashlight - 2 Cell Chrome Lantern with Black Rubber Handle (c. 1938)
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Light Weight Lantern Company 2 Cell Chrome Lantern with Black Rubber Handle  
Light Weight Lantern Company 2 Cell Chrome Lantern with Black Rubber Handle

Value: $15.00
Manufacturer: Light Weight Lantern Company
Mfgr. Model #: N/A
Circa: 1938
Battery: 2D
Style: Lantern

Online Since: 10/31/2005
FM Reference #: LWL0001

  bill unterseh
ref to the Lightweight Lantern Co. streamline lantern....i am reading lanternman's comments(jan 18, 2011) on an adapter for the longer case 4" streamline...i have the same problem/also just read on ebay same thing...Q: what does it look like and where can i get one??? thanks
Jul 25, 2012 - 1:30 PM
Ok, these use D cell batteries, there is an adapter inside that you can remove. Remove the adapter, place 2 D cells in, one with + side down, the other with + side up, allowing the batteries to touch the tab on the bottom of the adapter. Slide adapter back in and replace the lid. Lantern should work.
Jan 18, 2011 - 2:22 PM
  Boris Materne
I have one exactly like this one...mine measures 4" long. It still has the two bulbs in it but I can't find batteries for it. I bought it several years ago for a buck at an estate sale.

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Aug 4, 2010 - 10:44 AM
  Pam Heath
I have just aquired one from my Dad's estate, my grandfather used it as a brakeman when he worked for BN. Rubber handle has been replaced by electrical tape and takes D batteries.
Mar 31, 2010 - 5:12 PM

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Dec 23, 2009 - 9:12 AM
railroad sells these. Google Schrader's Railroad Catalog. they sell these for 47.95. it wont let me post the URL in the comments here.
Apr 13, 2009 - 11:04 PM
  Julie Yerkovich
Wow! this is one old lantern, my friend Joe gave it to me after finding it recently at an auction I think. I love mine dearly, mine isin perfect condition.
Jun 1, 2008 - 11:25 PM
  Ryan Newville
We have one called a Little Stream Line Lantern. It is longer than this one appears. It's inside demension is 3 1/2 inches. C or D cells will not fit. When combined they are too long alone not long enough. We also have one that we can not read anything on and it will only fit a C cell battery in it but not 2 again. This one appears to be older but we have no way of knowing. Any ideas? We'd appreciate information.
Sep 18, 2007 - 4:16 PM
I had one about 25 years ago. Got it at Stebbin's hardware in Chicago.
It was designed so you could modify it to take E cells instead of D cells
by breaking off two tabs in the lid.
The standard 6 volt railroad lantern battery has four E cells inside and requires
a bit of work to remove. Then one of them had to be in a cardboard sleeve to
insulate it form the body.
It was a great fair weather lantern but did not fair well in rain and snow.
Aug 18, 2007 - 8:15 AM
Where can I purchase one of these for use on railroad?
Jun 27, 2007 - 12:20 PM
  Ridhard Van De Weghe
Is there any way I could acquire this lamp style flashlight for use by myself as a conductor on a railroad. Pleas advise any sources. Thank you.

Apr 19, 2007 - 2:49 PM

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