Pifco torch

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Pifco torch

Hello everyone, my names Mark and I’m a Dalek fanatic. I don’t mind torches too!

I have joined your forum to ask about a specific Pifco torch and if anyone has ever seen one in real life. I do apologise as I’m not sure where this post on vintage torches should go on your vast forum.

The Pifco torch in question is a British torch presumably from the 60’s or 70’s and was used on a Dalek eye from a 1973 TV story.

I’m not sure how to post a photo of it from my phone. Can someone help?

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=132024&d...

It’s the torch on the far right. The Guardlite Torch.

Edited by: Supreme Dalek on 06/23/2022 - 09:34
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Hi Mark!
Welcome to BLF Wink
I am not much of a help concerning the flashlight you are searching, but a least I can help you concerning the images.

Since you are using a photo from the web, you can copy the URL from the photo (not the site) and then use the editing menu that appears when you write a post. Use the image icon, paste the URL into “Image URL” and then you can define a % of the image size.

For the image below I set 70%.

Hope this helps!

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Thanks for signing up, Supreme Dalek!

I like sci-fi, and daleks look cool, but I never got into Dr. Who.

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Those were the times!
When every household had one flashlight… leaking away in a kitchen drawer.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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Ha, ha,

I’ve had a few rc Daleks leaking away with the battery compartment completely corroded.

Thanks you guys welcoming me. It’s a pleasure to participate on your forum with such nice people, thank you.

Yeah, I suspect this is going to be a right nightmare to find, I bet there’s none that still exist!
I hope that’s not the case.

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FLASHLIGHTS
Quote: Early flashlights ran on zinc–carbon batteries, which could not provide a steady electric current and required periodic ‘rest’ to continue functioning. Because these early flashlights also used energy-inefficient carbon-filament bulbs, “resting” occurred at short intervals. Consequently, they could be used only in brief flashes, hence the common American name flashlight.

TORCH
Quote: A torch is either a wooden or metal rod wrapped at one end with a material that has been impregnated with a flammable substance and ignited. It also means, in British English, a battery powered portable light source: compare flashlight. Flaming torches have been used through history and currently for various purposes including use in processions, symbolic or religious events and in juggling entertainment.

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brad wrote:
Consequently, they could be used only in brief flashes, hence the common American name flashlight.

Like having a modern light in turbo mode. Plus, switch it on in your pocket and it feels like a torch. Everything’s coming back somehow.

DW fan here! Big Smile

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