Star Headlight and Lantern Company Flashlight - Blue Lantern with Toggle Switch and Wooden Handle (c. 1950)
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Star Headlight and Lantern Company Blue Lantern with Toggle Switch and Wooden Handle   Star Headlight and Lantern Company Blue Lantern with Toggle Switch and Wooden Handle




Value: $10.00
Manufacturer: Star Headlight and Lantern Company
Mfgr. Model #: N/A
Circa: 1950
Battery: 6V
Style: Lantern



Online Since: 9/15/2003
FM Reference #: SH00004
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  Carole
My husband has the Blue light with wooden handle and toggle switch. The light bulb screws in. The light doesnt work and we would like to get a battery and light for it, Can you help? He loves old stuff. Its so well made, He would love to get it work
Oct 3, 2012 - 9:55 PM
  jack
I found a light exactly like the picture it's cool finding out it's from 1950 mine is in mint condition i'm just want to know if i have to buy a special battery for it and where can i buy it i'm going to use it when i go camping this weekend thank you very much
Aug 30, 2012 - 12:46 PM
  stone dan
My grampa was a coal miner in KY and also worked the railroad. I still have the one he used. these lanterns carry alot of history and are very near to my heart. they will take a good beatin, very sturdy. "love you grampa knox!"
Feb 24, 2012 - 7:57 PM
  Zella Scott
I need a replacement bulb for this light. Can you help me fin one?
Feb 19, 2012 - 4:01 PM
  Zella Scott
I need a replacement for this flshlight. Can you help me find one?
Feb 19, 2012 - 3:58 PM
  TWO...6 VOLT BATTERIES
@ SUE....YEAH...THERE ARE TWO 6 VOLT BATTERIES...THIS ONE IS THE SQUARE..SPRING TOP 6 VOLT BATTERY...YOU CAN GET AT WALMART FOR 5 OR 6 BUX AN IS EASY TO FIND..THE OTHER 6 VOLT BATTERY IS THE BIG RECTANGULAR ONE....WITH SCREW TOP...AN THE FLASHLIGHT LANTERN SITS ON TOP AN SCREWS DOWN...INTO IT...BUT THOSE ARE GETTIN REAL HARD TO FIND...ONLY HARDWARE STORES HAVE IT I BELIEVE...MAYBE RADIO SHACK TOO...
Sep 13, 2011 - 5:01 PM
  Sue
I work at a secondhand shope,One of these light's came in I took it home but didn't think I could find a battery.I looked on line for a 6volt flashlight battery,thay are sold everwhere battery's are sold.6v spring top.
Sep 13, 2011 - 2:05 PM
  Joan
Found one of the blue lanterns with the star stand and wooden handle yesterday at Savers in Austin, TX. It appears to be in excellent condition. Can't wait to see if it still works.
Jul 7, 2011 - 4:27 AM
  carlos
were and what kind of a battery and a bulb can i find please email me if you have an answer
Aug 30, 2010 - 1:05 AM
  laura
Where I can buy it in Kazakchstan? pls
Aug 12, 2010 - 1:22 AM
  Robert Agin
Hi steve,you can find those six volt batteries in just about any hardware store or walmart.
Jul 29, 2010 - 11:37 AM
  steve
where can i buy a six volt battery to fit this lattern
Jul 19, 2010 - 10:17 PM
  ROLAND
I FOUND ALANTERN JUST LIKE THE ONE SHOWN AT THE DUMP=SOMEONE SET IT ASIDE

IT LOOKS LIKE NEW=I DID NOT KNOW IT WAS A 6 VOLT THANK YOU
Jun 24, 2010 - 9:09 AM
  Robert agin
John you are absolutely correct,it`s the
500C Car Inspector Railroad Lantern The authentic Star lantern that is still used on the railroads today. This 500C model has a new halogen bulb, which will give a high intensity, unshadowed light. The lightweight, durable case will not corrode, rust, dent or break. The non-tip metal base can be adjusted to hold the lantern in any desired position. Takes a spring-terminal 6 volt, standard battery.
Apr 29, 2010 - 5:43 PM
  bob
i have this flashlite good shape needs a batt. wood handle has amtrek ingraved in aluminum handle bracket
Apr 25, 2010 - 3:26 PM
  skip
Just wondering what this is worth,,,,,???? I have one the, same as in the photo except AAA mint condition.
Apr 13, 2010 - 7:09 PM
  Cindy
WE have just been given one of these lamps. the man said it came into his family several years ago, and was maybe used on the Canadian Railway in the Banff Park area in Canada. Is it possible to date it? Perhaps even when it might have been used up here or if it was common? Great little piece of history!
Jul 23, 2009 - 1:43 PM
  Dale Somerville
what kind of battery does this take? I have one I'd like to use.
Apr 5, 2009 - 8:31 PM
  cortez harris
I have 2 just like the one in the picture but in mint condition if anyonw wants to buy them just call 314-583-9904
Feb 24, 2009 - 2:45 PM
  Bob
I bought one like this at an GS but the back is rusted.
Is the back a cover with a bayonet type fastner and can I put
say WD-40 on it to free it up to open?
Dec 18, 2008 - 8:38 AM
  Tony
Found one just like this (except it's a pale green in color) in mint condition for 2.99 at a thrift store!
Sep 23, 2008 - 8:37 PM
  Cody
Just picked up a CPR version of this light at a swap meet. Cleaned it up, put in a battery, and voila! works just like new. Didn't even need a new bulb. Simple, effective, and perfect desig; especially the switch mechanism. I work as an electrician, and plan on using the light as part of my daily kit.
Sep 23, 2008 - 7:40 PM
  Barry Jay
Bought one for 5 dollars ..it was a tad rusted so I wire wheeled it and repainted it. Going to retrofit it with leds and adapt it for a low voltage home lighting system lighting a painting..
Feb 16, 2008 - 5:09 PM
  Holly
I picked this one up at a re-sale shop (for free). The battery and bulb can be found at Wal Mart in the sporting goods department. The batteries range from $2-$4, and the bulbs are approx. $3 for pack of 2. My boyfriend liked it so much that I gave it to him. Now I wish I had one! Great Flashlight!
Nov 11, 2007 - 12:27 PM
  Bob K.
I also have one identical to the one in the picture, I know for a fact it is from the late forties-to early fifties, as that is the time frame in which the original owner worked for the railroad in NY state. It is quite remarkable the way they holdup over time.
Oct 29, 2007 - 6:27 PM
  ray
if you have a yellow one no 707 it is the same as the one in the picture above just painted yellow.star dosent make the metal ones anymore model 707 like pictured above sinces about the 70s the new ones or model 292 all it is is a trainmans lantern with a handel insted of a bail and brackes to make it stand up.you can buy these new from star for about $29 to $39 bucks.
Oct 12, 2007 - 3:41 PM
  Jordan
I Just received this flashlight at a garage sale. The owner just gave it to me, and i was wondering what the 6 volt battery looked like, if it is still available, and also how to replace the bulb. Thank you in advance.
Oct 7, 2007 - 11:47 PM
  Linda
we have a light like this,we bought it at a good will store,but we need a battery and a bulb.it is in real good shape
Sep 24, 2007 - 1:01 PM
  frank
A real workhorse with semi-opaque lens and reflector. Mine has AMTRAK etched on the handle bracket. I put it on the floor behind my computer tower when I'm messing with connections.
Apr 10, 2007 - 8:05 AM
  April Koschker
Ilove it. When are you going to make it again?????
Mar 15, 2007 - 7:17 AM
  John
Star is still making these lanterns. They are available with a Halogen bulb and sealed beam bulb also.These are railroad car inspectors lanterns.
Jan 25, 2007 - 8:08 AM
  Gregory
I encountered the same one in mint condition, Sept.1, 2006. I can't believe how great this light works. I was wondering how much this light is really worth.
Sep 2, 2006 - 1:06 AM
  Bill Caugherty
I found an identical lantern to this, but it is yellow and is marked "No. 707. What can you tell me about it?
Aug 1, 2006 - 9:44 AM
  Mike
Neat lamp. Picked one up for a couple bucks. The wooden handle is neat on a metal flashlite. Fantastic website.
Jun 10, 2006 - 8:06 AM
  Robert Agin
i HAVE ONE EXACTLY LIKE THIS ONE IN MINT CONDITION
Jun 4, 2006 - 3:06 AM
  Anonymous
I found one of these and cleaned it up. It totaly amazed me on how well it was built and survived the time.
Nov 18, 2005 - 12:47 PM


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