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It is a life preserver light, this one was made in Marion, IN by the Delta Electric CO. during WW II.

It takes a "D" cell battery, it is just a constant light, not a strobe. This example with the saftey pin type attachment was made later in WW II, eariler models had a string or chain or cotton cord and a clip. There is a previous thread or two about Delta made products. Some had a red lens.

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Breuninger in his "United States Combat Aircrrew Survival Equipment" states that the 761-A marker light had a metal body during WWII but had switched to a plastic body by Korea. Of course, we all know how "cast in stone" equipment dates can be!

 

Here's my light I have in my permanent display:

 

Tom

 

P.S. The strobe version of this light is, I believe, modern civilian only. The strobes used by the military (again, according to Breuninger) are a totally different style.

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Learn to ride hard, shoot straight, dance well and so live that you can, if necessary, look any man in the eye and tell him to go to Hell! US Cavalry Manual, 1923

WWII APS

 

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**PLEASE NOTE: THIS COMMUNITY MEMBER HAS SADLY PASSED AWAY**

 

 

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Another P.S.:

 

The AAF lists the same USN-marked light in their "Reference Manual for Personal Equipment Officers".

 

Tom

Learn to ride hard, shoot straight, dance well and so live that you can, if necessary, look any man in the eye and tell him to go to Hell! US Cavalry Manual, 1923

WWII APS

 

donation2007.gifdonation2008.gif

donation2009.gifdonation2011.gif

**PLEASE NOTE: THIS COMMUNITY MEMBER HAS SADLY PASSED AWAY**

 

 

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