Richberry Electric Co. Flashlight - Vol"K"ano Lantern with Sealed Beam - Model No. 488 (c. 1950)
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Richberry Electric Co. Vol  
Richberry Electric Co. Vol"K"ano Lantern with Sealed Beam

Value: $10.00
Manufacturer: Richberry Electric Co.
Mfgr. Model #: 488
Circa: 1950
Battery: 6V
Style: Lantern

Online Since: 8/13/2003
FM Reference #: RB00001

  Jim Cain
Just bought one at an auction and then found this site. Went to the shop and raided a light of it's battery and it works! Fantastic!
Dec 25, 2009 - 5:57 PM
Hi Trenton. I have a couple of these lights, and mine take a standard 6v lantern battery, not the old 1.5 volt tall round batteries you might be thinking of. These were made of very thin aluminum--maybe one of your sides is a bit out of round? The lantern battery is a pretty tight fit to keep it from moving around.
Nov 30, 2009 - 2:08 PM
i got one of these at an auction and it does not take a standard v6 battery its gotta be an old round one
Nov 30, 2009 - 11:20 AM
This light takes a standard 6 volt lantern battery, the box-shaped one with two springs on the top. Any hardware store should carry them.
Feb 2, 2009 - 8:30 PM
  Mike McKee
I bought one of these at an auction. Where can I buy a battery?
Jan 10, 2009 - 3:51 PM
  Ron Rice
I bought one of these at a yard sale and I think all it needs is a battery. Can you tell me where I can buy one?

Thank you,

Jun 13, 2008 - 12:11 PM

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