Flashlight

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Erik E
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Post by Erik E » 07 Jul 2002 18:37

Just got this flashlight from a friend.
Can anyone tell if it is a German ww2 flashlight (As I think)

The button on each side selects red or green light
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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 07 Jul 2002 19:10

Those I've seen are different (I think my dad has one somewhere), but it could be. Those I've seen are regtangular, with 3 groves running down the front where you can slip a red, green or black filter in front of the light

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Post by Erik E » 07 Jul 2002 19:21

A quick search on google came up with this at http://www.ww2militaria.al.ru

Maybe I should have done that before :oops:

EXTRA rare ww2 original german field flashlight "Zeiler" made from bakelite with repro battery Very good condition. Has marks "Zeiler #4848".



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Post by Robert Hurst » 29 Oct 2002 15:35

Hi Erik

Although not strictly a flashlight, I've attached a photo of the German Army issue torch. The officer by the way is Oberst Constantine Meyer, the military commander at Metz.

The photo was taken from 'German Army Uniforms and Insignia 1933-1945', by Brian L. Lucas.

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Bob
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Post by Ville Kosonen » 29 Oct 2002 19:31

Here are some of my flashlights:
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Rare plastic object.

Post by gabriel pagliarani » 31 Oct 2002 17:58

Hi Sir Erik!
Probably the raw material is "bachelite" (..or bakelite?)a primitive german thermo-indurent phenolic plastic matter produced by Bayer. The use of this plastic has been reported about all devices suffering by mean of rust & salt corrosion: therefore it could be used in Kriegsmarine. Bachelite was also used largely by german artillery: round cylindrical containers having a round black twist-cap were used in storing and trasporting launch-powders. Plastic containers were the first plastic objects to be produced because plastics never produce sparks. It was considered an extremely rare and up-to-date safety raw material, not cheap and common as the actual Thermo-plastics...great rumour about the phenolic plastic rudder of Me 109 K: it looked a science-fiction alike solution in 1945!

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