Bright Star Flashlight
Bright Star pioneered the high impact injection-molded plastic flashlight in the late 1930s, leading to the development of standards for explosion-proof handheld lighting products. After experiencing success with these products during World War II, Bright Star expanded its flashlight business to become a leading industrial flashlight producer. This flashlight, model 2618, was part of their later industrial line, and a variant is still made today.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Barbara and Max Pine.
Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 19.7 x 5.5 cm (7 3/4 x 2 3/16 in.)
It has the following markings
Molded on black battery cap: "No. 2618/Bright Star/Kidde/Made in U.S.A."
Cite this object as
Bright Star Flashlight; USA; injection-molded plastic; H x diam.: 19.7 x 5.5 cm (7 3/4 x 2 3/16 in.); Gift of Barbara and Max Pine; 1993-133-12
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition IDEO Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection.