Wonder Flashlight - Orange Lantern with Ring Hanger (c. 1940)
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Wonder Orange Lantern with Ring Hanger  
Wonder Orange Lantern with Ring Hanger

Value: $15.00
Manufacturer: Wonder
Mfgr. Model #: N/A
Circa: 1940
Battery: 4.5V Monocell
Style: Mini Lantern

Online Since: 8/14/2003
FM Reference #: WO00001

Never mind.Found them on batterycountry.com
Oct 5, 2010 - 11:00 AM
couldn't find batteries on the net,but i didn't spend much time on it.anyone know for sure where I can find some? Local hardware store failed also.I have two of these lanterns.There like new.Dad was a packrat.
Oct 5, 2010 - 10:39 AM
A variant of this model light has been made for decades. I'd say that the light in the photo dates to the 1960s or 1970s, not the 40s. I'm basing this on the sticker, the lens bezel, and the amount of plastic in the light. The older lights used fiberboard for insulation, as well as either a metal or bakelite switch (as I recall). Handy little lights.
Aug 19, 2010 - 3:38 PM
  Dave Cannon
This past weekend I bought one of these at an antique store in the UP of Michigan. The place was closing so they sold it to me for a quarter. It definitely has some corrosion inside and a little outside the case but it works perfectly. The interesting thing is that the original Wonder Ultra Power Battery was still inside. On the back of the battery it said that this battery is just now entering national distribution and that by the time you need a replacement it will certainly be available at your local source. It goes on to say that if your local distributor is out of stock then send $1.00 to Wonder Corporation of America at a P.O. Box in Stanford Connecticut.
The battery is a 4.5 volt and is now sold as a MN 1203 (manganese) or a 3LR12 (alkaline). They are available in the U.S. but are used more in Europe.
Aug 18, 2010 - 7:47 PM

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