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    What is this? I know it is a flashlight, but is it military of some sort? I am completely lost.

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    Never seen an orange colored one before.

    I am positive that's U.S. military, probably the 40's.

    I have two examples that are black and engraved one with USN and the other has RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force) on.

    Nice !

    Cheers!
    Taka

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    No mystery about it-it was from the United States Bureau of Mines and bears their seal right on it. Not totally military, but a neat collectable in any case. They were for use around explosive gaseous environments. Does it still work?
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    This is an identical one that I have.

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    However, I have not yet seen any other example with RCAF other than mine.

    Here is an orange example that was sold on x-bay.

    WWII Military Safety Flashlight Bakelite Stewart Browne Complete Model F 81X | eBay

    Regards,
    Taka

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    I believe the Stewart Browne flashlights were also used on ships such as tankers and the like. I do know that Merchant Marine vessels quite often had them on board.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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