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Offline bykfixer

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The Bykfixer collection
« on: June 18, 2017, 03:39:02 AM »
Here are some of my collection. Suffice to say it is still growing.

A few Maglites

One of John Menards lights

Dog House Supply

A SureFire G2 rechargeable conversion kit.

All of these arrived one day.

These arrived another day.

Some double A lights

Some more Maglites

Some Eveready Captains

Some right angle lights.

Some lights, bulbs and parts

More lights and parts

Vintage Streamlights

Vintage Streamlight bulbs etc

The lanyard collection

More Maglites

Malkoff'd lights

Lights from my work truck

My desk

Aviator lights

A few 6P's

An old 6P

Some minimags

Brinkmann minimag clones

Sigma 2aa

Sigma 2aa bulbs

A few Streamlights

NIP Streamlight Solitaire clone

More Streamlights

HIPCO triplets

Mug of penlights

Pelicans (note M6 has a 1k drop in)

8 lumens for $8..

A wide variety of lights

Some SureFires.

An ARC shirt

Some relics

Officer and enlisted WW 1 issued Eveready Soldier Boys

Some pocket sized

Bedside table

Near the bedside table

Some PK Design Lab stuff

PK inspired stuff

More PK stuff

PK prototypes

Some light bulbs

Some more light bulbs

A few more relics

Some Pentagons

More Pentagons

Some Inovas

A 6D, a 7D and a 9D

Scout lights

Random selection here

6 volt cop lights

That's it for now.... that is about half.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2017, 05:07:54 AM by bykfixer »
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Re: The Bykfixer collection
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2017, 11:21:12 PM »
I really feel so sorry for you that you do not have very many flashlights and not very many around your bed-so sad :'(

LOL My friend

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Re: The Bykfixer collection
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2017, 07:16:42 PM »
The good book tells a story of David vs Goliath. History shows it took a few stones to complete the task. Hence all those 'stones' on the bedside table.

Now a few of those vintages I restored from non working, some arrived like new. And it all began with a Coast HP7 my wife confiscated. I needed a brighter light than my incan mini mag at work one night. I went to a nearby Lowes and bought an HP7, Energizer Hard Case and a Lux-Pro... the collecting began that night.
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Re: The Bykfixer collection
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2017, 05:23:42 AM »
Just scored a minty Stewart R Browne F-81x with less than a minute to go.

A WW2 era, Army issue light that was used in places where static electricity could ignite a bunch of fuel. Miners, gas and oil pipe workers, phone company workers in manholes, railroad yard workers, pilots, and lots of other intrinsicley safe uses were met by the F-81x.

The Navy version has USN on it where this one has US.

Stewart R Browne lights are in the Smithsonian in a "first plastic flashlights" display from stuff Mr. Browne was using way back in or about 1918. The company still exists today.

Also recently scored a Laser Products 6R, which was the 6P with a rechargeable battery.

These were reportedly nowhere near as popular as the 2 cell version but that means they are rare... and cheap.

I managed to score a GT Price Smoke Cutter for less than the shipping cost.

Formerly a company called LA Screw made these lights that contained a 're-reflector' setup and some other proprietory tech that aided a fireman in a burning building. In time  famous for their TL-122 and MX-991 light maker GT Price acquired LA Screw. Reportedly later Don Keller acquired GT Price and rekindled Kel-Lite briefly with some 2x AA lights.

A genuine LA Screw Code 4 3+2= 5D with a never produced in mass toggle switch. LA Screw used a switch assembly that could be placed between barrel segments for better balance on the longer lights. GT Price designed a no "click to on" toggle switch that had LA Screw distributors say "not no but hellno!!" so it never went into serious production.

East meets West,

Next to the green Mag is a 4D Streamlight made from the 3rd generation Kel-Lite design shortly after Norm Nelson sold Kel-Lite designs to Streamlight to pay off debt... Norm was hired by Don to help get the company out of debt and at one point ended up running Kel-Lite so founder Don Keller left in 1973.
For clarity I do not say that to tarnish anyones name or reputation. See, Kel-Lite's success was a problem. Selling lots of lights meant more equipment was required to keep up with demand, which led to more success, that led to more equipment required, which led to more success, which led to....
Streamlight had the resources to keep up.

Meanwhile Tony Maglica was making some over flow stuff for Kel-Lite and Bianchi B-Lites. He was a shrewd man who had been making stuff for the US government and had acquired a stellar reputation as an exellent, dedicated machinist. When Mag Instruments was founded in '74 Tony was ready for the task of making flashlights. He also had the know how to produce much of the machinery required. So with flashlight veteran Don Keller along side Maglite changed the world of flashlights by 1979.

The photo shows that parts of early Maglite and Kel-Lite stuff could be interchanged. It also shows Streamlight made in both Pa and Ca.

Back to Don Keller,

A pair of early, very rare Brinkmanns
Don went to Brinkmann and developed a bunch of lights after parting ways with Maglite. The pair shown are low production numbers being an Eddie Bauer promo 3C and a gold plated 3x AA executive model.

Another Keller company, the Sigmalite

Only made for about a year, this was the answer to the minimag folks were begging for. Clicky tailcap so their favorite beam could be saved or stealth tactics could be used with one hand.
Even more rare Sigmalite bulbs.

A pair of Justrite aviator lights. Top is WW2 issue and bottom is Korean Conflict era. 2x AA lights using #222 or #224 bulbs and a sliding device which slides a red cover over the bulb. Both have a signal ability or full time on/off. The top one is an alluminum tipped Stewart R Browne Tuffite body with a pocket clip sliding switch. The bottom is all alluminum with a twisty tail cap switch akin to 1990's 2x123 cop lights.

The light that led to Polyester Streamlights

The Pro-Light Phaser Lights PLC20 rechargeable. All plastic except for the reflector module that strongly resembles the early Streamlite SL20.

Last but not least,

The Bianchi B-Lites 2D. This little heavyweight throws a pencil beam like it was shot from a rifle while providing tons of spill.

And an nip switch assembly.

That's it for now...
« Last Edit: June 24, 2017, 06:21:34 AM by bykfixer »
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