Philips “Knijpkat” type 7424 torch


Typical wartime “Knijpkat” torch. These flashlights where made utilizing forced labour from Konzentrationslager Herzogenbusch. Unlike most of the wartime used flashlights the “Knijpkat” doesn’t have a battery but uses a small internal dynamo. This is the Aluminium 7424 model which never was finished with green paint such as the 7424-03. The Aluminium variants are said to be made from recycled aircraft aluminium. The mechanism is still in great condition and the torch still works!

In stock