Army pocket signal flashlight USSR SIGNAL TORCH LIGHT LAMP LANTERN

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Seller: renata_riga ✉️ (117) 98.4%, Location: Rīga, LV, Ships to: EUROPE, CA, Item: 355047183351 Army pocket signal flashlight USSR SIGNAL TORCH LIGHT LAMP LANTERN. Housing - metal Body color - black Lens - white glass Light filters - plastic (red, green) Dimensions - 6.5*3.0*10.5 cm Made in the mid 1930s. Production - USSR Light bulb - at 3.5V and a current of 0.15 A Flashlight weight - 250 gr Technique factory production, metal The Soviet signal lamp was originally intended for the soldiers of the Red Army. Such lanterns were issued to servicemen during the Great Patriotic War. Later, flashlights began to be distributed not only among the military, but also among police officers (including traffic police), and railway workers. The signal lamp had two light filters - red and green. They could be switched using screws on the front wall of the case. The flashlight was powered by a 3R12 battery. The 3P12 dry galvanic battery was created by the German inventor and entrepreneur Paul Schmidt back in 1901. Early batteries were assembled in a cardboard case, which was filled with resin from the side of the contacts. The lantern was one of the integral items of equipment for officers and soldiers of reconnaissance units during the Great Patriotic War. The lantern was used not only to illuminate the road, but also to signal. Troops began using flashlights for official purposes as early as World War I. Soldiers used them mainly at night as a means of communication between units in conditions of poor visibility. To distinguish between short and long light signals, two clamps were provided on the end of the lamp. Before the Second World War, such a device was issued to almost every Soviet soldier. However, with the outbreak of hostilities, the recruitment of troops with lanterns became selective. Now they were issued only to those military personnel, detachments and units who really needed them to perform their official duties. The standard flashlight had a rectangular flat body with a round diffuser at the top. Below were sliders for switching between filters of three colors: blue, red and green. The power button was located on the top or bottom of the case, depending on the specific model. Leather loops were attached to the back wall in the upper and lower parts for attaching the lantern to the buttons of the uniform. Quite often, the lantern was worn with an upper loop fastened with a button on the left shoulder strap, and a lower loop fastened with a button of the corresponding breast pocket. In addition to regular army instruments, the troops used general-purpose civilian flashlights and captured trophy flashlights.
  • Condition: Usato
  • Condition: Good condition
  • Brand: lensvet
  • Year: 1950S
  • Signed: No
  • Theme: Russian/ Soviet
  • Country: RUSSIA
  • Material: METAL
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Russian Federation

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