WWII WEHRMACHT STEEL CASE PHILIPS DYNAMOHAND GENERATOR FLASHLIGHT TYPE 7424-03. Philips & Co., produced this flashlight it works based on the “dynamo principle”. The flashlight requires no batteries. It is hand-powered using the press-lever, which runs the generator and produces an electric current to light the bulb. An integral lock ensures the lever will stay flat to the body of the flashlight. When German troops invaded Holland in 1940 they found that the large Dutch firm Philips in Eindhoven had capacity to manufacture something that their soldiers, sailors and airmen needed very badly – a no-batteries-required, squeeze-type pocket-size dynamo flashlight (the bulb remains lit as long as you keep squeezing the spring-loaded hand piece). The production was only during 1943 the Germans put the flashlight into production for the Wehrmacht. It got the nickname knijpkat in the Netherlands, meaning “squeezed cat.”It was produced as Type 7424-03 during the war with a steel case painted an olive green color.
Weight: 217,56 gram
Length: 8,5 cm