NIFE HANDLAMP TYPE NH5. NIFE (NiFe) BATTERIES LIMITED. HUNT END WKS. REDDITCH ENG.

By Dorian Stonehouse

Kindly loaned by a Swansea collector

THESE are amongst the more cute little NIFE (NiFe) handlamps that were produced at NIFE batteries Limited, Hunt End Works, Redditch, England.

They were used by mountain rescue teams and other professional services.

The owner tells me that they hail from the 1930’s but I am not entirely sure if this is correct.  

The model NH5 lamp is a miniature version of the NH10A lamp, which has already been featured on electrosparkles.com.

Meet the family!

That chrome really shines lovely

NIFE HANDLAMP TYPE NH5. NIFE (NiFe) BATTERIES LIMITED. HUNT END WKS. REDDITCH ENG.

NIFE HANDLAMP TYPE NH5. NIFE (NiFe) BATTERIES LIMITED. HUNT END WKS. REDDITCH ENG.

I wonder if we will see a badge like this on anything ever again!

I had good look inside the cases, and both insides were in very good condition

NIFE HANDLAMP TYPE NH5. NIFE (NiFe) BATTERIES LIMITED. HUNT END WKS. REDDITCH ENG.

The batteries are quite tiny, rising to about 7 cm (just under 3 inches tall), which makes them even more beautiful!

Time to charge the little batteries

I have already described one method of charging these NIFE cells.   Therefore, after an equalising charge I decided to charge them in series, which meant applying a voltage just shy of 6.8 volts to the pair for a couple of hours.

The moment of joy!

NIFE HANDLAMP TYPE NH5. NIFE (NiFe) BATTERIES LIMITED. HUNT END WKS. REDDITCH ENG.

I hope you enjoyed my description and pictures about the little NH5 handlamp.

Please do drop me a line if you would like to know more about these little lamps, or if you are able to contribute to the website.

Thank you.

Dorian.

You may also like to visit:

http://www.mining-memorabilia.co.uk/nifelamp.htm

 

https://electrosparkles.com/alkaline-batteries-ltd-nife-nh10a-m-o-f-p-safety-lamp

P.S.

Please may I ask all visitors to post links on their social media accounts directing visitors to electrosparkles.com so that more people can enjoy the website, and join in to present their technical ideas for featuring.

Heartfelt thanks

Dorian.

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