Rayovac Flashlight - 8 Cell Brown/Tan "Hunter" Lantern with Slide Clasp and New Stock Tag - Model No. 398 (c. 1967)
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Rayovac 8 Cell Brown/Tan   Rayovac 8 Cell Brown/Tan "Hunter" Lantern with Slide Clasp and New Stock Tag




Value: $20.00
Manufacturer: Rayovac
Mfgr. Model #: 398
Circa: 1967
Battery: 8D
Style: Lantern



Online Since: 4/12/2007
FM Reference #: RA00025
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  frank
i have a hunter rayovac flash light wanted to sell to some one please get
in contact with me
Aug 9, 2012 - 11:55 AM
  MIKE C.
I BOUGHT A LIGHT LIKE THIS ONE AT A FLEA MARKET IN WEST VIRGINIA FOR ONE DOLLAR. I PUT A BATTERY IN IT AND IT WORKED. WHAT A DEAL!!
Oct 27, 2007 - 3:23 PM
  Thomas M
Well, I'm up to six Ray-O-Vac Hunter lanterns now (and counting), including two red versions with the spring clasp: one has a black-painted handle and a silver/black decal with "Hunter" spelled out in a stylized script; the second, which matches a 1955 advertisement I have, features a silver/black decal with "HUNTER" spelled out in birch logs. BOTH bear the "cloud logo" used up to about 1957. Probably the most versatile, handiest flashlight I've ever owned.
Jul 24, 2007 - 11:16 PM
  Thomas M
I just got one of these, with this style decal, brand new in the box. I believe the actual date to be about 1967. The cloud logo was in use well into the 1950's and the ball/bar logo didn't appear until around 1958 or so. This item included a hang tag that read "An ESB Product" and included the factory's ZIP code (53703). Postal ZIP codes are a 1960's invention and weren't in common use until the late '60's.

This light works best with a new 6V Rayovac Alkaline lantern battery and a new Rayovac 6V krypton K13/KPR113 bulb. It is far brighter than the original PR15 bulb and 8 D-cells.
Jul 2, 2007 - 10:56 PM
  Mike S.
I have the same flashlight but in much better condition just some scatches on the side and the bottom is a little worse of course but the same colors.
Feb 18, 2006 - 10:18 PM
  Anonymous
I have three hunter Ray-O-Vac lantern, but reverse color.
Oct 2, 2005 - 10:43 PM


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