Radio Shack Flashlight - 5 Cell Grey/Red Plastic Light (c. 1980)
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Flashlights : Radio Shack Brand / Standard 5 Cell Style

Radio Shack 5 Cell Grey/Red Plastic Light   Radio Shack 5 Cell Grey/Red Plastic Light




Value: $3.00
Manufacturer: Radio Shack
Mfgr. Model #: N/A
Circa: 1980
Battery: 5D
Style: Standard 5 Cell



Online Since: 2/22/2006
FM Reference #: RS00002
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  john henebery
I remember my father got this flashlight.It was A greatflashlight.If I could I would get another one.for remembering purposes.
Jul 31, 2012 - 6:46 PM
  @ BILL.....
HOW RIGHT YOU ARE,.......I REMEMBER THIS LIGHT FROM MANY YEARS AGO...THEY USED TO PUT A COUPON IN THE NEWSPAPER TOO....BUY SO MANY BATTERIES AN GET A FREE LIGHT...THE RADIO SHACK BATTERIES WERE GOOD ENOUGH BUT THE LIGHT WAS BEYOND FRAGILE...LASTED ABOUT THREE DAYS AN BROKE WHEN EXPOSED TO THE SUN...LOL...
Aug 27, 2011 - 8:52 PM
  Bill
I worked at Radio Shack briefly in the early 80's, and I remember giving these out when folks bought the batteries. I had one for a while but it broke when I dropped it - not strong enough for the weight of 5 D cells!
Aug 27, 2011 - 5:26 PM
  asb46142
I have one I am trying to find a new reflector for(it was muy dads when he died)I had my original late 70's in the air force. Bought it. It was the greatest. Could reach all the way to the top of the airplane tail and survive a drop. Broke it from about 30 feet up one time(in half)
Jun 3, 2010 - 3:25 PM
  Sal
My light only worked for three days and then died, but the Radio Shack batteries were good.
Nov 22, 2009 - 12:24 AM
  Joe
Mine worked fine. Used it during a windstorm in 81, needed a minor adjustment of the contacts but was OK after. Was bright, long reach.
Nov 17, 2009 - 7:12 PM
  BUTCH
I REMEMBER THIS LIGHT TOO..AN YEAH...THEY WOULD GIVE IT OUT FREE WITH A COUPON...I REMEMBER GOING IN TO GET MINE AN THERE WAS A BUNCH OF ANGRY PEOPLE THERE COMPLAINING THESE LIGHTS DIDNT WORK...LOL...I STILL REMEMBER THE GUY BEHIND THE COUNTER...TAKING THEM AN THROWING THEM IN A BOX BEHIND HIM ON THE FLOOR....BOX WAS FILLED....LOL...CLEVER PROMOTION FOR BATTERIES AN JUNK LIGHT...LOL....
Oct 6, 2009 - 7:18 PM
  Christopher Young
I don't remember having to buy the batteries. But they did print coupons in the paper for a free flash light. And then they would encourage you to buy batteries. Back t hen, late seventies, they did have the white and gold batteries. Which were before the red cells. Green was the zinc chloride "heavy duty" batteries. I had several of these over the years, and can't find any of them any more. Real shame, they put out good light. A friend of mine lost one in a burglary, and I'd like to find another one to give him for fun. Again, I am cayoung42004 at rochester dot rr dot com.
Oct 26, 2006 - 5:14 PM
  Tony
If memory serves me right these lights were given for free as a promotional from Radio Shack to sell their batteries. You would have to buy a five pack of D size and get a free flashlight. They were flimsy and tempermental to use from what I can recall.
Oct 20, 2006 - 10:56 PM


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