Introduction To GotaLight.net Show Case
I created GotaLight.net to share my flame and shine collectibles about vintage flashlights and vintage cigarette lighters. I also collect vintage battery operated lanterns. I'll be showing these collections in different galleries for your viewing pleasure. You'll be able to see over 225 battery operated vintage flashlights, vintage lanterns and different kinds of vintage emergency flashers on the website. In all, I now have over 300 vintage lights in my collection. I'm more of a collector of vintage flashlights with a collection of 50 or so vintage battery operated lanterns that keeps growing.
Vintage flashlight not working? Need a special battery pack? We now have a connection for vintage flashlights and old battery operated lanterns that needs some work to light up again! Check out the Flashlight Repairs Section.
- Vintage Flashlights -
I started collecting vintage flashlights a few years ago and I have over 200 old flashlights. 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 45 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 the USA Lite swivel heads a true GM accessory? Read about the on going debate in the Collectors Corner. Find out who made the flashlights and was it a GM accessory? We have some interesting facts and ideas from other flashlight collectors, and GM collectors as well. I asked that question by email and here's the ones that shared their ideas. Worth your time.
Gotalight.net is excited to say... We now have a very rare and hard to find vintage flashlight in our Show & Tell section that you will want to check out. Also check out the 1916 vintage flashlight with a hinged spring that's not located in the end cap! You just don't see these every day. Also located in this section is a very rare USA Lite. Maybe even rarer.
Military Map Reading Penlights for sale. $11.00 with FREE shipping! More info. in the Collectors Corner at the bottom of the page. More information for the collectors as well.
Things you might not know about the 3 in 1 flashlights, (3 bulbs/3 way switch). How many 3 in 1 flashlights are there? This will surprise you! Now you can see them all in one place! Interesting article by Steve Giterman. View Here WARNING: This website changes without notice!
That's all for now folks! Happy Hunting!