Vintage Big Beam, Teledyne Flashlight, 266 Lantern, Battery Operated, Rustic Distressed, Red & Chrome, Industrial Metal, Home Decor

$88.40 $110.50

The collectible Teledyne Big Beam 266 flashlight is in descent condition. While it may be possible to install a battery and use this flashlight, it is being offered here in this listing as a decorative industrial collectible. As can be seen in the photos, there are some areas of rustic patina along with areas that have somewhat heavier surface rust. While it might be possible to scrub this collectible flashlight with steel-wool thereby removing the rusty appearance, the rustic look not only gives this flashlight character but it also gives it a genuine "used" appearance. Even more, the distressed and rustic appearance along with the worn rubber knob reveals that this flashlight was quite literally someone best friend. Spelunkers (cave explorers) can attest to the importance of a good dependable flashlight. According to references, the Big Beam 266 was sometimes referred to as a railroad lantern. While the flashlight has not been tested, there appears to be a bulb inside the glass window. Also, there appears to be a full sheet of copper on the underside of the lid with "BIG BEAM" and "113-0363" just below. The yellow caution sticker is provided as a reminder to remove dead batteries so that they do not cause chemical corrosion. Furthermore, even though the interior has a brown appearance in the photos, it is not rust but more like primer. In addition, the worn rubber button still clicks when it is pressed. The rear closure mechanism along with the rounded corners of this late mid-century flashlight give it more of a military feel. Amazingly, both sides still have the globe logo intact with "BIG BEAM" across the center and "TURNS DARKNESS INTO DAYLIGHT" around the bottom. The box to the right of the globe shows this flashlight as a "NO. 266" with "TELEDYNE BIG BEAM" below. The Teledyne Company was located in Crystal Lake, Illinois, U.S.A.

Please note that screen resolution and/or original lighting could cause the colors to appear lighter or darker than actual. Also, there is no battery included with this flashlight. The flashlight has not been tested.

There are no breaks, crack, dents, or repair places on this collectible Big Beam 266 flashlight. There are some vintage wear, age, and rub marks on the flashlight - mainly in the form of rustic patina and heavier surface rust. Incredibly, the interior appears to be in much better condition. The copper sheet on the underside of the lid appears to be fully intact and very usable. The front glass window along with the inner reflector is very clean.

The decorative possibilities for this collectible Teledyne Big Beam 266 flashlight are many. The display case or open collectibles shelf would be enhanced by the addition of this collectible Teledyne flashlight. Also. the open bookshelf, coffee, or accent table would welcome this collectible Big Beam flashlight for it rustic and distressed character along with its mid-century industrial charm. In addition, the growing collection of old lights would increase in value and interest upon the arrival of this Big Beam 266 flashlight.

The collector will appreciate this red and chrome Teledyne Big Beam 266 flashlight for its descent condition, rustic and distressed character, mid-century industrial charm, genuine "used" look, and gorgeous overall appearance.

The collectible Teledyne Big Beam 266 flashlight weighs approximately 37 oz.

The rustic and distressed Teledyne Big Beam 266 flashlight measures approximately 9.25" tall to the top of the front lighting section or 6 7/8" tall to the top of the handle x 10.25" in length from the front of the lantern to the back of the closure.

The box section of the flashlight measures approximately 2 7/8" wide 5 5/8" in length x 4 5/8" tall to the top of the lid.

The light section in the front measures approximately 4.5" wide across from outside to outside.

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Vintage Big Beam Teledyne Flashlight 266 Lantern Battery Operated Rustic Distressed Red & Chrome Industrial Metal Home Decor

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