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Vintage Collectible 9-volt batteries: Starfire 006P (9V, Hong Kong), Trav-Ler TR-M106 (9V, USA), Flying Bomb BL-006P (9V, Hong Kong), Sears Silvertone 6417 (9V, USA), Novel 006P (9V Fuji Electrochemical, Japan), Electrex X-547 (9V, USA).  From 'Collecting Batteries' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/batteries.htm  

You don’t collect little old electronic gizmos without getting a lot of old batteries in the bargain!

At left: Starfire 006P (9V, Hong Kong), Trav-Ler TR-M106 (9V, USA), Flying Bomb BL-006P (9V, Hong Kong), Sears Silvertone 6417 (9V, USA), Novel 006P (9V Fuji Electrochemical, Japan), Electrex X-547 (9V, USA).

 

Right: Bright Star Photo Flash Battery 11P C-cell (1.5V,  USA, this one shows an expiration date of Jan ’63), National (Matsushita) C-cell (1.5V, Japan), Burgess No. 2 D-cell (1.5V, USA), New Max UM-2A (1.5V, Japan), Eveready E126 Mercury battery (8.4V, USA), Zenith AA (1.5V, Japan). AA batteries are known (for their use in pocket flashlights that resemble pens) as pen lite, penlite, or penlight batteries.

  Vintage Collectible batteries: Bright Star Photo Flash Battery 11P C-cell (1.5V,  USA, this one shows an expiration date of Jan '63), National (Matsushita) C-cell (1.5V, Japan), Burgess No. 2 D-cell (1.5V, USA), New Max UM-2A (1.5V, Japan), Eveready E126 Mercury battery (8.4V, USA), Zenith AA (1.5V, Japan). From 'Collecting Batteries' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/batteries.htm
 
Vintage collectible batteries: Hoffman D-cell (1.5V, Japan), Philco P 1604 (9V, Taiwan), an old Eveready 950 dated August 1947 (1.5V, USA), Regency 215 (22.5V, USA), Star-lite UM-2A C-cell (1.5V, Japan), Ray-O-Vac 1604 (9V, USA). From 'Collecting Batteries' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/batteries.htm  

At left, a Hoffman D-cell (1.5V, Japan), Philco P 1604 (9V, Taiwan), an old Eveready 950 dated August 1947 (1.5V, USA), Regency 215 (22.5V, USA)– this is a different-style Regency battery than the one that appears in the Regency book, Star-lite UM-2A C-cell (1.5V, Japan), Ray-O-Vac 1604 (9V, USA).

 

Right: Mallory RM-412 (22V, USA), Cadet (1.5V, Japan), Eveready E177, an early alkaline battery before they were called “energizers,” NEDA 1606 (9V, USA), Gambles Flashlight Battery No. 635 (1.5V, Hong Kong), Mallory M-1600 (9V, USA), RCA VS334 (1.5V, USA), Pep Boys–made by Cadet– (9V, Hong Kong).

  Collectible batteries: Mallory RM-412 (22V, USA), Cadet (1.5V, Japan), Eveready E177, an early alkaline battery before they were called 'energizers,' NEDA 1606 (9V, USA), Gambles Flashlight Battery No. 635 (1.5V, Hong Kong), Mallory M-1600 (9V, USA), RCA VS334 (1.5V, USA), Pep Boys–made by Cadet– (9V, Hong Kong).  From 'Collecting Batteries' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/batteries.htm
 
Collectible batteries: Burgess XX9 Activator NEDA 1900 (dual voltage: 9 and 13.5, USA), Emerson Radio EM85 'B' battery (45V, USA), Silvertone 6485 'B battery' (45V, USA), Burgess U30 'B battery' (45V, USA), RCA VS086 'B battery' (45V, USA), Bond No. 102 Super-Service Mono-Cell (1.5V, USA, 'For best results use before 1946'). From 'Collecting Batteries' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/batteries.htm  

At left, the Burgess XX9 Activator NEDA 1900 (dual voltage: 9 and 13.5, USA), Emerson Radio EM85 "B" battery (45V, USA), Silvertone 6485 “B battery” (45V, USA, this one says place in service before 10/31/1954), Burgess U30 "B battery" (45V, USA), RCA VS086 “B battery” (45V, USA), Bond No. 102 Super-Service Mono-Cell (1.5V, USA, this one says “For best results use before 1946”).

 

Right: Pioneer UM-2 C-cell (1.5V, Japan), Pioneer 006 P (9V, Hong Kong), Hitachi 006P (9V, Japan), Toshiba 006P (9V, Japan), RCA VS084 “B battery” (22.5V, USA), Five Rams No. 943 (1.5V, Hong Kong).

Through most of the 1950s-1970s, most batteries sold in the US weren't dated.

  Vintage antique batteries: Pioneer UM-2 C-cell (1.5V, Japan), Pioneer 006 P (9V, Hong Kong), Hitachi 006P (9V, Japan), Toshiba 006P (9V, Japan), RCA VS084 'B battery' (22.5V, USA), Five Rams No. 943 (1.5V, Hong Kong). From 'Collecting Batteries' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/batteries.htm
 
Antique, Collectible Batteries: Hysonic 006P (9V, Hong Kong), Juliette UM-2A C-cell (1.5V, Japan), Toshiba UM-5 N-cell (1.5V, Japan), Eveready 904 N-cell (1.5V, USA), RCA VS 073 N-cell (1.5V, USA), Eveready 915 (1.5V, USA, marked 'For best results put in service before 1942'), Tuf-Test (9V, Japan). From 'Collecting Batteries' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/batteries.htm  

Left: Hysonic 006P (9V, Hong Kong), Juliette UM-2A C-cell (1.5V, Japan), Toshiba UM-5 N-cell (1.5V, Japan), Eveready 904 N-cell (1.5V, USA), RCA VS 073 N-cell (1.5V, USA), Eveready 915 (1.5V, USA, marked “For best results put in service before 1942”), Tuf-Test (9V, Japan).

 

Right: Top Crest (1.5V, USA), Sanyo (1.5V, Japan), Flying Bomb (1.5V, Hong Kong), AshFlash (9V, Hong Kong), Burgess Activator 930 (1.5V, USA), Sunrise UM-2 (1.5V, Japan), Eveready 950 D-cell (1.5V, USA, this on is marked “For best results put in service before 1951”).

  Vintage collectible batteries: Top Crest (1.5V, USA), Sanyo (1.5V, Japan), Flying Bomb (1.5V, Hong Kong), AshFlash (9V, Hong Kong), Burgess Activator 930 (1.5V, USA), Sunrise UM-2 (1.5V, Japan), Eveready 950 D-cell (1.5V, USA, this on is marked 'For best results put in service before 1951').  From 'Collecting Batteries' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/batteries.htm
 
Vintage collectible transistor radio batteries: Sunrise 006P (9V, Japan), Okada 006P (9V, Japan, Maxell 006P (9V, Japan), Flying Bomb BL-006P (9V, Hong Kong), Magnavox 1604 (9V, Japan), Mallory M-1604 (9V, USA). From 'Collecting Batteries' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/batteries.htm  

Left: Sunrise 006P (9V, Japan), Okada 006P (9V, Japan, Maxell 006P (9V, Japan), Flying Bomb BL-006P (9V, Hong Kong), Magnavox 1604 (9V, Japan), Mallory M-1604 (9V, USA).