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Object ID 000784

Object Name Eveready display case

Object Desc Metal display box for Eveready batteries and flashlight lamps. Box is painted metal with a glass top, hinged sign on top, and storage shelves in back. Top also has battery tester attachment.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000711

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Hardware


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hardware Store

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Eveready,battery,flashlight,lamps,lightbulb,display,

Title Eveready display case

Description Painted metal display case for Eveready flashlight batteries and lamps. Main color is seafoam green with blue and red lettering and graphics. Front panel has image of gloved hand with flashlight and hand with battery, and the words "Let us reload your flashlight." Top front has a clear glass cover. Hinged sign folds up and reads "Eveready Flashlight Batteries and Mazda Lamps" with images of battery and bulb. 10 cents is handwritten in black. Back of this sign is a printed lamp guide. Top back is metal with two battery testers. This piece is hinged and lifts to allow access to top shelf. Bottom of box would have had a drawer, which is missing. Sides of box say "Danger Lurks in Darkness, Is your flashlight in order?" with image of three batteries and a lit flashlight lamp.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6

Length 0

Width 9

Depth 11.5

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Depth is measured at base of box where it is the deepest. Top measures 9 inches in depth. Hinged sign folds up on top of box and measures 9 inches wide and is 5 inches tall at its highest point.

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 CMY711



Date MAY 31,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Metal is in good condition with minimal areas of corrosion or damage. Glass top is in good condition. Bottom drawer in display box is missing. Hinged sign in good working condition.