Historical information

These torches were used for night time refueling aircraft. Aircraft have been refueled at Nhill since the first landing field was established in 1921.


Owned by Bullen Bros , of Nhill, who for a number of years had the refueling contract for the aerodrome.

Physical description

Alloy cylindrical body with screw on lens and switch assembly. Lens has a metal cross protector strip and a locking tag and pin.

Inscriptions & markings

GEC Safety Torch, Cat No. L6060 patent pending, certified by Mines Dept & Home Office, Made in England