Flashlight (England), ca. 1980
By the 1980s, flashlights not only had to be durable, they also needed multiple features in order to stand out in the growing variety of handheld lighting devices. Berec – the British Ever Ready Export Company, the South African subsidiary of Every Ready – developed this durable mixed-material flashlight to meet these demands. The conical orange and black plastic lamp housing partially turns and rises to create a second lighting setting: a focusing beam.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Max and Barbara Pine.
Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 12 x 5 cm (4 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.)
It has the following markings
Stamped on metal shaft, under switch: "BEREC"
Cite this object as
Flashlight (England), ca. 1980; molded plastic, aluminum; H x diam.: 12 x 5 cm (4 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.); Gift of Max and Barbara Pine; 1994-59-7
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition IDEO Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection.