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Object ID 000782

Object Name Eveready Flashlight

Object Desc Metal Everyeady brand flashlight, case no. 2616. Silver metal with dark painted body and glass lamp cover. Cap at end unscrews for battery insertion. Glass cover unscrews for lamp insertion. Six pieces total.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000709a-f

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Lights/Lamps


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hardware Store

Object Date

Start Year Range 1924

End Year Range 1929

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Eveready,flashlight,lights,American Ever Ready Co.,

Title Eveready Flashlight

Description Silver colored metal Everyready flashlight with a dark painted body (CMY709c). Large end has a glass and metal lamp cover (CMY709a) which removes to insert lamp, small end has a removable cap (CMY709b) to allow for battery insertion. This end cap has a hinged metal ring allowing flashlight to be hung. End cap has "Eveready Flashlight" stamped on it. Body of flashlight is painted black with recessed silver stripes and is stamped with the following: "Eveready case no. 2616, Made in U.S.A., 2 unit cells no. 950, lamp no. 1198, casing reg. U.S. pat. off." Body has a raised silver metal attachment bolted on to it with the on/off button. Lamp end unscrews and include a glass cover (CMY709f), metal reflector piece (CMY709d), and metal piece which holds these in place and screws onto the flashlight lamp end piece (CMY709e)


Approx Collection Date

Height 0

Length 7

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 1.5

Circumference 4.75

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Length is measured from lamp to endcap. Diameter and circumference are measured at the endcap. Diameter of the lamp end is 2.5 inches, circumference is 8.5 inches.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker American Ever Ready Co.

Maker Details On January 10, 1899, American Electrical Novelty and Manufacturing Company obtained U.S. Patent No. 617,592 (filed 12 March 1898) from David Misell, an inventor. This "electric device" designed by Misell was powered by "D" batteries laid front-to-back in a paper tube with the light bulb and a rough brass reflector at the end. Misell, the inventor of the tubular hand-held "electric device" (flashlight), assigned his invention over to the American Electrical Novelty and Manufacturing Company owned by Conrad Hubert. In 1905, Hubert changed the name again to The American Ever Ready Company, selling flashlights and batteries under the trademark Ever Ready. The company's current US production facilities for batteries and battery parts are located in Asheboro, North Carolina; Bennington, Vermont; Maryville, Missouri; St. Albans, Vermont; and Marietta, Ohio; with a technology center for research located in Westlake, Ohio. There are also numerous production facilities outside the US.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY709a-f



Date MAY 31,2013

Summary Fair

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Lamp end has spotting on metal and glass cover. Painted metal portion of the flashlight has scratches, nicks, a red paint mark, corrosion, and a hole. Endcap has some corrosion. Hinge on endcap still in working order.


Date MAY 31,2013

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date MAY 31,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hardware Store from Hardware Store - automatic entry by admin