My mum has one. When she wanted to use it, she was dismayed to find that she no longer has the strength to turn the handle enough to make it work. Actually she didn't realise that first, she just thought it was broken.Elder members of the family like them to keep in the draw as an emergency and i had a look in the " Spec me a torch " thread but i couldn't find any that were hand crank?
phones have a torch that's probably brighter than these crank ones for situations like that :OWish you would say Wind up rather than hand crank - I had visions of someone rubbing torch up and down -- I have one in the car ever since we had a puncture late at night and said to wife give me your torch -- I haven't got one - Oh yes you have it's in the little pocket - No I changed my bag and didn't put torch in - - Middle of nowhere - pitch black - no boot light just a mobile phone -not a smart one. - I think it's a Tomaso -got it from car parts shop