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"No1" Personal Torch & "No2" Convoy Lamp + Battery Adaptors - Select from Menu!

"No1" Personal Torch & "No2" Convoy Lamp + Battery Adaptors - Select from Menu!


The No1 Electric Torch was developed mid war with flexible utility in mind. It ran off the contemporary EverReady 800 4.5V commercial battery that was standard from 1920 to 1970 - now long obsolete. It also had a handle which also retained the lid and a belt clip on the back to allow hands free use. The Lucas switch on the top could toggle on and also be used like a morse key for signaling. The lens holder featured a blinkered lens with a concealed color lens (red or yellow) in addition to the blitz cover - this allowed a variety of low light night configurations.


Early torches featured lucas marked switches (often with hexagon shaped tops) often brad arrow marked and finished in SCC2 bown for North Africa or Italian theatre use.  The earliest retained a silvered reflector.


Later torches had non marked round switches, few other marks and were painted G3 green with white reflectors for use in North East Europe (ETO).


The No2 traffic signal lamp is  square lamp used for convoy lighting and way marking - the lucas type switch is on a sqaure housing with a removable yellow / green lens / filter.  The top also holds a spare bulb in a bracket.  Ideal for vehicle owners / use.


The EverReady battery adaptors are a nice period recreation - taking 2 x C cells to achieve 3V - enough to light an original bulb (not included).


The 6V adaptor is as 3D printed and takes 4x AAA cells to achieve 6V - we have matched these to a bright white variable voltage (min 6v) and non polarity 1.6 watt LED bulb.


Used No1 lamps are complete and functional - may take a little working to bring to life.


Used No1 lamps can be provided complete and tested with the 6V adaptor, clear lense and seal and LED bulb.

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