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MX 212/U - Not the Pink or Black/Yellow - this one is Dark Red


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Came across this early dark red version of the MX 212/U Flashlight. I have seen them in pink (the "famous one") and yellow / Black. So I´m wondering if this one could be a WWII version of the MX 221/U.

 

Yes, I know WWII flashlights usually where marked TL-122.

Maybe some one knows more about the MX 212/U history - meaning when did they come out first....

 

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Too bd I cannot edit my 1st post

 

Anyway - so the shape of this MX-212/U is rather like the TL-122-C (w/o filter container) and not like the TL-122-D or MX-991/U (with filter container) so thats why I guess it could be a WWII model.

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  • 9 months later...

Finally found a 1951 dated Signal Corps manual where this model w/o the filter container is shown.

Source:   TM-11-487 I Directory of Signal Corps Equipment - Sound and Light and Miscellaneous Equipment

On Page 83

 

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