The development of explosion-proof flashlights and lanterns in the late 1930s, and the huge demand for them during World War II, helped create a market for industrial flashlights in the years following the war. Rayovac launched its famous steel Sportsman flashlight in 1949. This model is a later version of the Sportsman, with a chrome-plated metal case instead of the heavier steel of the original.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Barbara and Max Pine.
Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 18 x 5.6 cm (7 1/16 x 2 3/16 in.)
It has the following markings
Stamped in circular battery compartment cap: "Rayovac/Thailand"
Cite this object as
Flashlight (Thailand); chrome-plated metal; H x diam.: 18 x 5.6 cm (7 1/16 x 2 3/16 in.); Gift of Barbara and Max Pine; 1993-133-17
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition IDEO Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection.