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Eveready Captain 9101 (Big Jim) Hand Lantern Flashlight

Eveready Captain 9101 (Big Jim) Hand Lantern Flashlight

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I just picked up this hand lantern at a local resale shop. It is an Eveready Captain model 9101 hand lantern. This is the same design as the more well-known Eveready Big Jim hand lantern. Many of these hand lanterns have an additional red lamp on the back, but mine is just a lantern, no red light.

The lantern is just the steel part on top of the black battery. The bottom half is just a lantern battery. The lantern is attached to the battery with two screw terminals on top of the battery.

This is a six volt model and uses a "double size" 6v lantern battery. Lamp is a stock sealed-beam GE 4546-1. Battery is an "Exell brand" I bought online. These lanters are very handy since you can set the whole thing down and adjust the tilt of the lamp to shine light right where you need it. My only complaint is that the sealed beam lamp has a very narrow beam angle making it a narrow spot lamp. I generally prefer a wide spot or narrow flood.

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Light Information

Model Reference:Captain 9101
Lamp Type:Incandescent
Filament/Radiator Type:C2R
Base:Slip-on Terminal
Service Life:100 hours
Fixture Type:Hand Lantern
Wattage:2.35 watt
Voltage:4.7 volt lamp
Current:0.5 amp
Lumen Output:6300 CBCP
Color Rendering Index:100
Fabrication Date:? late 1950s - early 1970s?
Application/Use:Portable lighting

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May 24, 2015 at 02:18 PM Author: socketgeek63
Nice find! First time seeing one of these 6v. lanterns without the red light.

Long live the great old 20th century quality in electrical & lighting products!

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May 28, 2015 at 08:56 PM Author: themaritimegirl
Very nice! I love sealed-beam lanterns. I think the modern ones that use flashlight bulbs might actually fit the same sealed-beam lamps that the older ones do. I'll get a lamp someday and try it on mine.

I found the identical Big Jim branded version of this on the Flashlight Museum. It says 1959. Dates on that site are wildly wrong more than they're right, but it seems like a reasonable estimation.

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