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Details

Object ID 000783

Object Name Eveready Flashlight

Object Desc Small silver colored metal flashlight made by Eveready. Flashlight made up of six pieces - glass lamp cover, metal lamp holder, round white piece with a hole in center (unsure of material), screw cap to hold glass cover in place, metal body, and encap.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000710a-f

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Lights/Lamps

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Hardware Store

Object Date

Start Year Range 1917

End Year Range 1920

Status On Exhibit

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


Title Eveready Flashlight

Description Small silver colored metal flashlight made by Eveready. Flashlight is made up of six pieces - glass lamp cover (CMY710e), metal lamp reflector (CMY710d), round white piece with a hole in center (unsure of material) (CMY710c), screw cap to hold glass cover in place (CMY710f), metal body (CMY710a), and encap (CMY710b). Metal body is stamped "Pat Oct 19 1915" Endcap is stamped 'Eveready Daylo" which dates to 1917-1920. Body also has a sliding metal on/off switch.

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 0

Length 5.25

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 1.25

Circumference 3.5

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1

Material

Site

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

Images

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Image Caption CMY710a-f

Description

Conditions

Date MAY 31,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Glass lamp cover is chipped in several places. Metal has some surface nicks and scratches. Metal also has corrosion in a few areas. Overall good, switch and screw ends in good working order.


Events

Date MAY 31,2013

Summary Location change

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


Provenance

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