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Any of the learned scholars amongst us able to answer this one? :readbook:


My son has just acquired a standard military issue right angle torch, and we were discussing the merits of it when the question came up how long have they been in service? The same design seems to have been around for ever, anyone know for sure.

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First electric torch was patented in 1899, by an englishman David Misell. They were definitley used in the Great War, and I should think the right angle head developed from there. So many other things did.

Found this one dated 1924 http://www.flashlightmuseum.com/Yale-Flashlight-2-Cell-Right-Angle-Ribbed-Vulcanite-Switchless-Flashlight-with-Belt-Clip-2D-1924

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