Introduction To Flame & Shine Show Case
Thanks for stopping by! I'm a collector of vintage flashlights, vintage battery operated lanterns and old cigarette lighters. I'll be showing these collections in different galleries for your viewing pleasure. I now have at least 145 battery operated vintage flashlights, vintage lanterns and different kinds of emergency flashers on my website. I'm more of a collector of vintage flashlights with a small collection of vintage battery operated lanterns.
Vintage flashlight not working? We now have a connection for vintage flashlight and old battery operated lantern repair! More information at the bottom of page.
- Vintage Flashlights -
I started collecting vintage flashlights a few years ago and I have over 160 old flashlights, lanterns and flashers to my credit. I'm only showing some of my better and most interesting vintage flashlights. Some of the flashlights I got when I first started collecting are nothing special, just got me started so I will not be showing those. Chances are we all have'em. My two oldest dates back to 1913 and 1914.
Maybe you'll see one you've never seen before in the galleries? I hope to keep adding to my collection as I'll be going to yards sales and estate sales in search of that one great find. When all else fails, there's always eBay. The Hunt Continues....
- Vintage Lanterns -
I have over 20 battery operated lanterns in my collection and a few small emergency lights. Most of my lanterns have the red flasher which blinks on and off. Some use a 6 volt battery and the others use either D or C cell batteries. One thing for sure, they take up a lot of space and they put on a nice little light show when they all start blinking. I also have 6 candle type lights, which isn't a lantern or flashlight but, still part of the vintage flashlight family in my collection. They all use C cell batteries.
- Vintage Cigarette Lighters -
I used to collect Old Cigarette Lighters way before I started collecting vintage flashlights. You can view some my collection which I started collecting back in the early 70's and continued in the 80's and 90's as an active collector. I know I have hundreds of old lighters and just don't remember the count but I'm thinking somewhere between 600-800, could be more as I still have most of my lighters packed away in storage at a friends place. I'll be showing my old lighters in four categories such as old pocket lighters, table top lighters and a few old cigarette case lighters.
Web Site News & Updates
Is there a DOCTOR in the house? Got a sick flashlight? Won't turn on? Won't turn off? Wrong size battery? WE have help! Flashlights & Lanterns Repaired By Doctor Steve.
Things you might not know about the 3 in 1 flashlights, (3 bulbs/3 way switch). Gallery #13 shows my 5 different flashlights, (3 made by Franco). Interesting article by Steve Giterman. Take a look at Gallery #13 >>> View HereWARNING: This website changes without notice!
That's all for now folks! Happy Hunting!