Since no one else has mentioned it, I will just say that in Europe most people used the Philips names for bulbs, so instead of M3 they said PF1B (B meaning blue), or PF5B for extra oomph. The Tilt-a-mite certainly looks as if takes M3 (PF1) and AG-1 bulbs.
This guy seems to have a lot of bulbs:
Holland was the right place to get Philips bulbs!
How would I go about rewiring the flashgun?
Originally Posted by ZorkiKat
I would not suggest that. Those 15 volt batteries can be gotten pretty easily from electronics stores (Radio Shack, etc.)
The Tilt-A-Mite will take bayonet-base bulbs (such as #5 or #25), M-base bulbs, (M2, M3, etc.) and AG-base bulbs (AG1, AG3). Yes, that's right, it will take all 3 types.
For flashbulb info try here.
GE Flashbulb Data 1961
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Didn't want to start a new thread:
Tilt-A-Mite - I own one of these and have been trying to find a battery replacement option for years. What do you guys recommend?
I want to use this flash (or one like it) with my Voiget Vito B.
I just tried a Google search on "Eveready 504 battery" and got a lot of hits. It appears the original is no longer made, but there are alkaline cell replacements.
Originally Posted by JohnRichard
I still have a Tilt-A-Mite, but it hasn't been used in decades and I would bet putting a $15 battery in it would show me the capacitor is shot! Perhaps there could be a way to replace the combination with a newer capacitor and some sort of off the shelf lithium battery(ies). Only having about 20 flashbulbs in my possession, I think it will just remain a souvenir of days gone by, albeit a handy and clever gadget in its day.
I bought a battery online about a year ago. I assume they are still available.
They are on sale on Ebay now,
Exell A220 504A Alkaline 15V Battery NEDA 220 LR154 10F15
The seller ebay ID is: