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this torch was given to me by family of a late veteran , who served with Royal Sgnal Corps. They told me it belonged to his equipment , can anyone confirm , that this is a " military " torch ?

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That torch could date anytime from about 1914 on. It is a type the military used but could have been private purchase. Any markings on it? What makers name is on it, Pifco comes to mind, or possibly Ever Ready?

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it is a light sabre, be very careful not to push the button if it is pointing at anyone you care about....

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That torch could date anytime from about 1914 on. It is a type the military used but could have been private purchase. Any markings on it? What makers name is on it, Pifco comes to mind, or possibly Ever Ready?

I found no markings , nor symbols on it

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it is a light sabre, be very careful not to push the button if it is pointing at anyone you care about....

is it for military use ?

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Yes, used at a guess twenties early thirties. This type were used during Great War, mostly private purchase. It would be OK.

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Your welcome! Glad to find use for esoteric knowledge. If you want to sell let me know, another thing that got worked into the floor or left in a shed to rust. Bulbs should be standard ES torch bulbs, as per number of cells, which are standard D type. You should be able to get it to work. What is the silvering on the reflector like?

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Your welcome! Glad to find use for esoteric knowledge. If you want to sell let me know, another thing that got worked into the floor or left in a shed to rust. Bulbs should be standard ES torch bulbs, as per number of cells, which are standard D type. You should be able to get it to work. What is the silvering on the reflector like?

Hi there , if it's that old , reflector still looks pretty good to me , might try to get it work some day ,

cheers

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All you need is bulbs and a battery. Hopefully the old batterys were taken out, otherwise the old paper and cardboard U2 cells used to sweat and corrode, ruined a lot of gear that did. Also why one in good condition is quite rare. Is it a twist switch?

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Yes , the old battery cells have been removed ages ago , bulb looks ok , and the switch , on the bottom plate is a pressure switch , one push is on , next push to shut off

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Just wondered because of the gaurd over the bulb. thought it might be a 'Saftey torch' ie for use in mines, gas or explosive enviroments. However I'd doubt it now, reason being push switches can spark, all the sfatey torches I know are twist switch. Nice bit of kit though, enjoy it.

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