A fellow I knew about 15 years ago had a nice collection of press cameras, and one thing he had that intrigued me was a retro-style flash unit that looked just like the big old fashioned press camera flash. It was made to purposely look like the old flash while eliminating the necessity for the photographer to have to buy scarce (& expensive) flash bulbs. It used flashlight batteries in a silver tube below the flash reflector, just like the old Speed Graphic flash.
Does anyone here know the name of the maker of those strobe-type press camera flash units? If they are still being made, who might be a vendor for them?