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Brilliant Search Light Ad in July 1919 Acetylene Journal
  Brilliant Search Light Assemby with Box.JPG - BRILLIANT SEARCH LIGHT - Brilliant Search Light Style 3, double lens with flat flame burner tip, belt generator, cap burner unit, black finish, pictured in Pohs, Miner's Flame Light Book, p 414, NOS condition  (The Brilliant Search Light was one of the earliest portable acetylene lamps to come onto the US market.  Manufactured by Rudolph C. Kruschke of Duluth, MN, he patented his lamp in 1902 (patent #711,871 on October 21, 1902) as one of the first waist-belt generator, head-burner-reflector lamps.  Although advertised to the outdoors community as early as 1899, the lamp had use in the mines in the early 1900s but with very limited acceptance.  The Brilliant Search Light was being advertised in the September 1903 edition of the Acetylene Journal for use in the mines.  On April 14, 1914 Kruschke was awarded a letter patent (#1,093,339) for improvements to the mining headlight for his Brilliant Search Light.  The company moved from Duluth, MN to Chicago around 1919 and continued to produce the lamps until the late 1930s advertising in many periodicals as well as the Sears and Roebuck Catalogue.  See Clemmer, American Miner's Carbide Lamps, p 68 and 2 Brilliant Search Light catalogues in my catalogue section) SEE THE KRUSCHKE PATENT IN THE FOLLOWING PIC  
Kruschke Hunter's Lamp Patent
Brilliant Search Light Generator Front
Brilliant Search Light Generator Back
Brilliant Search Light Bottom Marking
Brilliant Search Light Head Lamp Open

Brilliant Search Light Assemby with Box | BRILLIANT SEARCH LIGHT - Brilliant Search Light Style 3, double lens with flat flame burner tip, belt generator, cap burner unit, black finish, pictured in Pohs, Miner's Flame Light Book, p 414, NOS condition (The Brilliant Search Light was one of the earliest portable acetylene lamps to come onto the US market. Manufactured by Rudolph C. Kruschke of Duluth, MN, he patented his lamp in 1902 (patent #711,871 on October 21, 1902) as one of the first waist-belt generator, head-burner-reflector lamps. Although advertised to the outdoors community as early as 1899, the lamp had use in the mines in the early 1900s but with very limited acceptance. The Brilliant Search Light was being advertised in the September 1903 edition of the Acetylene Journal for use in the mines. On April 14, 1914 Kruschke was awarded a letter patent (#1,093,339) for improvements to the mining headlight for his Brilliant Search Light. The company moved from Duluth, MN to Chicago around 1919 and continued to produce the lamps until the late 1930s advertising in many periodicals as well as the Sears and Roebuck Catalogue. See Clemmer, American Miner's Carbide Lamps, p 68 and 2 Brilliant Search Light catalogues in my catalogue section) SEE THE KRUSCHKE PATENT IN THE FOLLOWING PIC Download Original Image
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