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I use to use the Lucas LR9, i still use the BlueEye, and the Coleman 400,000, i have a brand new still boxed 1 million candle power lamp with the handle what turns into a tripod, the ones in the 80,s what you could buy from Argos, big lamp like a Blitz, to be honest i prefer the old school type lamps there more robust, and made better than alot of lamps made today. regards collie john.

I had the tripod style one too, albeit the 1500000cp version, think mine was made by sealey and you could lamp the moon with this thing lol glass lens though which was shit when you banged it and it broke, and if I wasn't such a fat c**t I'd have ended up on the road lamping from the motor.

Was that the Prolight mate ?, wish i had one of them still they were the business for the fast stuff on the wide open arable, and all for twenty notes

 

I think so mate they were 20 pounds at the time, there a bit big but on big open fields they are ideal. regards collie john.

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Thats the one but mine is a million candlepower, and about 25 years old, theyv,e got a really big lense on them , there a decent lamp. regards collie john.

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Oh I had one if them as well,it was when I had just passed my test,and we was parked up in carpark ,middle of Dorchester and mate decides to plug it in and light up the oap flats,they tried writing me reg number down,,so he had to stand in front of me van,lol

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The best as a boy was an old Lucas headlight. I did some miles and caught some tackle with that. I have no idea where it went to, wish I still had it.

LUCAS LR9 AND LR14 I STILL GOT THE 2 OF UM ☺☺☺
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Yep,... :yes:

I knew Colin King, and willingly revued, most of his products,... :victory:

Truth of the matter is,.most of the lamps, back in the day,..were pretty much the same item,...just marketed in different ways. Their power and versilitlity was as nothing, compared to the contemporary dazzlers on offer,.but,..I had great nights out with 'Auld Blue Eye'...and to be honest,..night hunting was far more exciting and interesting back then....Maybe I am looking back to the 1970s and 1980s with rose tinted specticles,...but,..I don't think so... :thumbs:

 

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The best as a boy was an old Lucas headlight. I did some miles and caught some tackle with that. I have no idea where it went to, wish I still had it.

LUCAS LR9 AND LR14 I STILL GOT THE 2 OF UM ☺☺☺

 

 

lr9 was my favorite with a doorbell switch and my first attempt at walking the fields I used a flashing yellow light i pinched off some road works. Well you have to start some where :laugh: and I did turn the flash off . I didn't have a dog just wanted to see what was about

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A blast from the past here guys......

 

Did anyone have a nite owl?

 

Had the Nite Owl the Blue Eye and the Keeperwear Brockham wax jacket in the advert next to the lamp, they were about a 1/4 of the price of proper Barbours.. :laugh::laugh:

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When I visited the factory outlet in Dorking,.I was astonished to see, rows and rows of female Pakistani workers,..all sewing and assembling, waxproof jackets,...I never knew such things existed :blink:

At the time,..these items were not considered to be on a par with the more expensive Barbour Thornproof,..but,.my wife still wears the WiseWear Leggings to this day,..so,..ya canny moan about that for good value :thumbs:

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When I visited the factory outlet in Dorking,.I was astonished to see, rows and rows of female Pakistani workers,..all sewing and assembling, waxproof jackets,...I never knew such things existed :blink:

At the time,..these items were not considered to be on a par with the more expensive Barbour Thornproof,..but,.my wife still wears the WiseWear Leggings to this day,..so,..ya canny moan about that for good value :thumbs:

Bought a pair of "English Thornproof" wax over trousers in 1978 from the Laval Farmserve, £28. done the lot in them from digging to foreshore wildfowling.

Patched up a bit lol but still got 'em :D

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Could have been British Thornproof, not going to check, they are in the shed full of mildew lol

 

Cheers, D.

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First lamp was off a JCB digger we thought it was the business until we got introduced to the cibie oscar, the lamp of all lamps paired with a car battery on the back a couple of collie x lurchers in a 1976 ford escort those were the days

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