Opticon Flashlight - 1 Cell US Beacon Light (c. 1945)
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Opticon 1 Cell US Beacon Light  
Opticon 1 Cell US Beacon Light




Value: $10.00
Manufacturer: Opticon
Mfgr. Model #: N/A
Circa: 1945
Battery: 1D
Style: Misc.



Online Since: 2/23/2006
FM Reference #: OP00001
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  eric john
Mike, try getting a new bulb, or see if you can upgrade to an LED module. cj, yes these were made by fulton, in fact fulton still makes a similar one. i just saw it on their website.
Jan 1, 2011 - 10:05 PM
  cjstuff
These lights were designed to be pinned to life jackets so downed pilots / sailors could be more easily spotted. These were made obsolete, pretty dramatically, by LED and strobing lights that were brighter and had much better battery life. A slug of these lights, in NOS (un-issued) condition, probably dating from the 1960s, hit the market a few years ago. I think those were made by Fulton. I've seen these with both metal and molded plastic bodies.
Jan 1, 2011 - 9:21 PM
  Mike
I bought two of these in new condition in 2009. One works barely....emits dim light (like a candle). The other does not work at all. There is no corrosion. The urban legend was that you could see this light for a mile...not so from my experience. Any hints or history on this particular light would be appreciated.
Dec 31, 2010 - 4:46 PM


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