Tilt-A-Mites were B-C (battery-capacitor) units for flashbulbs with a fan-fold reflector permitting compact storage. A small volt battery (Eveready type #) . Vintage Honeywell Heiland Tilt-A-Mite Pocket Size Flash Unit w Tilting Reflector | Cameras & Photo, Vintage Movie & Photography, Vintage Parts & Accessories. Jul 12, Could it be simply that your Tilt-a-Mite capacitor is VISIBLE to you, whereas the other flash units have it internal within the case and not visible.

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This amount is subject to change until you make payment. Learn more – opens in new window or tab. Learn more tiilt opens in new window or tab. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. Sometimes with bulb flashes with capacitator, the capacitator is visible in the batteries compartment, sometimes it is hidde in thr rest of the flash.

If you have a Photrio account, please log in and select ‘stay logged in’ to prevent recurrence of this notice. I suspect a drop-in replacement capacitor falls between ultra-rare and non-existent.

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Shipping cost cannot be ,ite. Select a valid country. I thought all flashes had capacitors. Seller information nikcamera For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. Resume making your offerif the page does not update immediately.

Refer to eBay Return policy for more details. The original Tilt-A-Mite had a round-topped case, a button to test continuity without wasting a bulband its reflector could be narrowed to focus more light on distant subjects. United States and many other countries See details. I would want a voltage rating more than 15 volts — honeyell 18 to 25 — to minimize potential electrical leakage. One could argue that a battery with its internal resistance and limited current will take longer to ignite the explosive in the bulb, than a capacitator would do and thus giving it a timing character, but I consider that academic.


Trying to use a Tilt-a-Mite on a modern electronic camera is likely a bad idea also open circuit voltage and firing current issues. Jul 12, Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the balance is not paid in full within 6 months. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab International shipping and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc.

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Also there is no hint on that in any bulb data sheet I know. Jul 12, 5. The honeeywell cable offered interchangeable tips to adapt to different styles of sync connectors, in the era before the PC style had emerged as the universal honeydell. Subject to credit approval. The capacitor is part of a R-C circuit and provides timing and power discharge.

The item you’ve selected was not added to your cart. Will usually ship within 1 business day of receiving cleared payment – opens in a new window or tab. Several years back when this topic came up the Eveready 15 volt batteries were still available from online specialty stores, although IIRC they honeyweell about a dollar per volt.

By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies. Back to home page. Since improved manufacturing processes over the intervening decades have typically shrunk the size of such capacitors, the trick is probably to buy an axial lead unit somewhat smaller physically and then do whatever has to be done to make an adapter to stick it in the Tilt-a-Mite.


Jul 13, The “Mite” part of the name carried over from Itlt mids Foto-Mite flashguns. Add to watch list. We all know that exhausted batteries take longer, up to very long to charge an electronic flash. Gad, the way the world is going there’s probably mits Facebook Tilt-a-Mite group mitf some entrepreneur offers replacements from his basement workshop!

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Such small batteries must have been reliable in triggering flash bulbs for them to be retained for so long. This page was last modified on 19 Februaryat If you’d like to get the additional items you’ve selected to qualify for this offer, close this window and add these items to your cart. See all condition honeyell – opens in a new window or tab For sale is a Vintage Honeywell Tilt A Mite Flash Unit with Case The piece was part of a nifty estate find Tilt-A-Mite was a full-featured brand of flashgun sold by Honeywell beginning in the late s[1], equipped with a foot for mounting into a camera’s accessory shoe.

A superbly designed system. Report item – opens in a new window or tab.