Throwback Thursday: The Halloween Skull Safety Flashlight!

This is probably an obscure Throwback Thursday — although these kinds of products are still sold today, the one below is an early 1980’s variation that seems mostly lost to history.  What you see below is a … “safety light?”  It’s just a simple flashlight with a crude molded plastic head when you screwed it on tight enough to close the simple circuit with the Size D batteries.   So the skull lit up.

I’m pretty sure variations were sold with ghosts or jack-o-lanterns, either at King Kullen Supermarkets or Genovese drug stores.  (My friends in the United Kingdom are a little puzzled at the term “drug store;” I wonder now if even some of my younger countrymen have ever been in a mom-and-pop “drug store,” instead of a CVS or a Walgreens.)

I still remember my mother bringing this home for me after a shopping trip.  Good LORD did this thing bring joy to a little boy.

 

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One thought on “Throwback Thursday: The Halloween Skull Safety Flashlight!

  1. Pinned this to my Halloween board. We never got things like this as kids, but I remember see them. Love the memories.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
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