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Old 03-31-2012, 01:34 PM   #1
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Default Batteryless flashlight?

I was talking with a gear buddy of mine, he said he wants to get a flashlight that didnt take batteries. Some kind of squeeze operation. WW2 standard issue kit...

My question is does anyone know what light hes talking about?
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:49 PM   #2
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I was talking with a gear buddy of mine, he said he wants to get a flashlight that didnt take batteries. Some kind of squeeze operation. WW2 standard issue kit...

My question is does anyone know what light hes talking about?
Ha-ha, are you talking about this? I got one and it's fun to squeeze it to generate electricity. because it's very light( I mean portable) and without the problem of recharging, I take it with me all the time. You know, its ok for daily use, but don't expect it's as bright as the battery LED flashlight.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:52 PM   #3
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Not entirely.... Dude was adiment about it being Mil Spec gear. I dont know much about when it was supposedly issued but neither does my buddy.
Think these are close....
http://olive-drab.com/od_soldiers_gear_flashlight.php

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USA-Military...-/350286390761

http://www.gethandbag.com/-c-1638_16...age=28&sort=2a

Anyone know of what Im getting at?? Im grabbing at straws here....
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:38 PM   #4
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not have a clue at all. You said batteryless,but the flashlights in your links seems to have to use battery. Are u sure what exactly u are looking for?
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:42 PM   #5
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Yeah I know. The one my buddy was talking about looked like the ones I posted links to. It were single handed operations. Squeeze mechanisms in them.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:00 AM   #6
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Still confused about the battery thing. I thought batteryless meant to be 'solar power' or 'self generating lighting equipment'. What do u mean by 'squeeze'? is that gear similar to the 'Dynamo Crank'?
Anyway, the more confused the more curious I am. I'll keep an eye on it later.
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:21 PM   #7
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I've never seen one that was WW2 era and battery less. I know there were some a few years ago that were being sold that were very similar to the one Zoeoz posted but wasn't an LED unit. It was supposedly Soviet military surplus and used a standard type light bulb and also did not have any type of capacitor or cell to hold the charge. It would only work as long as you continued to squeeze the handle and cycle the small dynamo in the case.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:16 PM   #8
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Wow, that's really one in a thousand if you could finally find one. Good luck!
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:39 PM   #9
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We have one with a hand crank, works awesome the 3 or 4 times a year we lose power at the ranch.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:07 PM   #10
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Thats cool Tman, You have a picture os it?

JohnMcD348, I think its either WW2 or Vietnam era. Havent gotten anymore info on the subject.

Zoeoz, Its more of a single hand squeeze crank, instead of the dynamo two hand crank style. I guess the best I can describe it would be not unlike a cookie dough scoop.
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