Fulton Industries 2xD cell Incandescent Flashlight, retail $TBA
Manufactured by Fulton Industries (www.fultonindoh.com)
Last updated 01-01-12

The Fulton Industries 2xD cell Incandescent Flashlight (hereinafter probably just called a "flashlight") is an incandescent flashlight in a traditional barrel-style body.

It has a krypton-filled KPR2 incandescent ampuole (bulb) near the bottom of an almost-mirror-smooth reflector, and it feeds that bulb with two D cells.

Fulton Industries is well-known for making angle-head flashlights, but they also make a lot of flashlights in traditional "barrel-style" (cylindrical) bodies as well.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use this flashlight, feed it first (see directly below) and then you can try to (but not quite) set fire to the side of the Bemis Industries
* building just south of downtown Seattle WA. USA.

Slide the yellow switch on the side of the barrel forward (toward the flashlight's "business-end") to turn it on, and slide the same switch back (toward the tail) to snuff (extinguish) it.

Momentary operation is easily possible by pressing & holding the small black button on the top surface of the much larger yellow slide switch; releasing this button douses it (turns the flashlight off).

To change the batteries, unscrew the bezel until it comes off, then take it to Safeco Field in Seattle on Free Baseball Bat day, give it to the opposing pitcher, let him huck it toward a Mariners player at the plate, then allow him to hit a "grand salami"
* with it...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Tip out reflector/lamp assembly, and set that aside as well.

Tip out the old batteries (if any), and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Please be certain to dump that garbage can every now and again -- you don't want Western Tiger Swallowtail butterfly caterpillars (larvae) or baby funnel web spiders.

Slip two new D cells into the barrel, negative (-) end first. There is a spring at the bottom of the barrel, so you can simply drop them in vertically -- "no harm no foul" as they say.

With both D cells in place, place the lamp/reflector assembly back in place, and screw the bezel on.

Aren't you glad you didn't drive (or fly) up to Seattle and give that bezel to the opposing pitcher at an Ms game now?

Because the Fulton 2xD light is an incandescent flashlight, sooner or later the bulb will pop.

Remove the bezel, and set it aside. Remove the reflector/lamp assembly, and turn it upside-down so that you see a black thing on the end of a brass-colored column. Unscrew & remove the black thing, and set that aside too.

Tip out the old ampoule (bulb), dash it to the floor, and stomp on it. (love to hear them pop!) :)

Reverse the steps to reassemble your light. That is, place the new bulb in the socket, screw that black plastic thing in place, pop the reflector/lamp assembly back into the flashlight's barre, and screw the bezel back on.

lower the metal collar over it & screw it down, then screw the head back on until it stops. Now you can turn your Fulton 2xD Incandescent Flashlight on, and use it to sweep up the old bulb.
(You didn't think I was just going to let you leave broken glass and flattened light bulb bases everywhere, did you?)

This product is not mine, so I won't try to drown it in the toliet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against a concrete carport, let my mother's big dog's ghost, my sister's kitty cats, or "mikat {see second def.} piddle (uranate) on it, run over it with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a small or medium ball peen hammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoñata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piñata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piñata Central {aka. "Party Central"}), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoñata (also located at Piñata Central) is only used to shoot piñatas to piñata parties away from picturesque Piñata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piñata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or perform other indecencies on it that a flashlight that I really own might have to have performed on it.

So this section of the web page will be ***SIGNIFICANTLY*** more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight that I own and can therefore thrash.

In fact, those photographs plus spectrographic and beam cross-sectional analyses below may very well be "it".

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 144.50cd on an Amprobe LM631A light meter.

The measured intensity is so high because
this flashlight has an especially narrow beam.

Beam photograph on a wall at ~8 feet.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the incandescent ampoule (light bulb) in this flashlight.

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis.

Image made using the ProMetric System by Radiant Imaging.

Test unit was found in the living room shortly after unpacking at our new home had begun (October 2011).

Since it isn't mine, that dreadful "" icon will be used at once, denoting the fact that I no longer have it available for future analyses or comparisons.

Flashlight appears to be obsolete (it was not found on the Fulton Ind. website). so I cannot in good conscience furnish it with a "star" rating.

* Bemis Industries is (by far!) the largest toliet seat factory (never, I mean not ***EVER*** to be confused with a potty factory ) in the United States.

*Mariners announcer (now-deceased) Dave Niehaus used to call a grand slam home run a "grand salami".

This will very probably be the first new (well, "not-so-new" would be more accurate!) product to be evaluated in 1992...er...uh...2002...no, that's not it either...let's try 2012.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    MANUFACTURER: Fulton Industries
    PRODUCT TYPE: Medium-sized incandescent flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: KPR2 incandescent ampoule (bulb)
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot with weak corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide on/off on side of barrel; momentary on/off button on slider itself
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; bulb & reflector protected by a transparent window
    BATTERY: 2x D cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: None that I'm aware of
    SIZE: 190mm L x 57mm D (at widest part)
    WEIGHT: Not equipped to weigh
    WARRANTY: Unknown/TBA


    Product is obsolete, so the conventional "star" rating won't be used.

Fulton Industries 2xD cell Incandescent Flashlight *

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