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    I was thinking that if you print out old time battery labels on self adhesive paper then cover with clear spray or clear acetate you could wrap it around a D or C cell and have a great looking vintage battery! I started to look on the web for pics which I found but not too many of all sides to cut and paste together, anyone have any ?? Care to share ??

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    Sounds like a neat idea. I'd probably go for some old labels if they were available. If nothing else, it would make cool display pieces.
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    That is an interesting idea. But you are right, the picture is usually only of one side of the battery.

    I buy any old flashlights that I see at garage/estate sales and antique shops, and sometimes the batteries are still inside.
    I don't know why, but sometimes the batteries just die, and they actually never start leaking. So I throw the old batteries in a box, and have started a small collection that way.



    I wonder if there are any collector's out there that somehow peels the labels off, and displays them flat in some kind of scrapbook??
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    I found these and did some photoshop on the Eveready one,
    print at 2.2" for height and it will fit a D cell exactly in
    height, trim to length


    This one is from a 9v, cool looking


    here is a good one


    hahah leak proof
    Last edited by garilla; 04-01-2009 at 07:48 PM.

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    some more

    funny comic


    and good ol faithful

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    Found this guy on ebay that sells battery labels for old time bats

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-D-Batter...27121001r23905

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    to Garilla --


    Thank you for that Ebaay link - they're Beautiful !



    Oh, and i really enjoyed yer' Burgess Battery advertisement.


    Can't say i ever saw that one before.




    Hey, Welcome to CandlePowerForums !





    You certainly fit right in !
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    A circa-1950s Australian contribution:

    http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...readyDCell.jpg

    linked rather than embedded to preserve

    And here's a C cell from 1980-ish:

    http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...C/IMG_8087.jpg
    Last edited by lctorana; 04-02-2009 at 03:52 AM. Reason: one more

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    my brother found these, ready to print !!! Checkout those expiration dates, Pull these babies out of your flashlight and show someone that
    they are still good hahahahah!!! After all those years





    How about labels for 18650s to make them look better, start with one of these and add in
    Litihium Ion 3.7V Rechargable, old look , new bat !!!

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    I printed these at work on the color printer, used some self adhesive paper
    from office depot

    applied some clear acetate sticky plastic film

    cut out the stickers

    applied stickers to new batteries, look at those "best used by" dates !!!

    Not a bad beam for 50+ year old batteries wouldn't you say???? Impress your
    friends how these old batteries are still powering your light, they'll be amazed!! My old Ranger is loving the old bats!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by garilla View Post
    They came out great!

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    Default Re: Old time Battery labels

    Those are really cool, thanks for the pics.

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    As cool as those are, you only get to see them twice, when you put them in, and when you pull them out after they die. I don’t know about you guys but I think it would be absolutely awesome to resize them for li-ions and stuff, I’d love to have 18650 cells dressed up to look like they cam form the 50’s. Then your friends would really ask questions when they saw them sitting in the charger!

    Oh I just noticed someone else had this idea! Great minds think alike!
    “What do you mean LEDs are more efficient then Incans?”, that’s just what they want you to think! It’s a Conspiracy, Man!

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    Cool to see they expiration dates on batteries back then. Odd thing is I don't recall ever seeing dates on any battery from the 70's and 80's before. Seems like once there was "born-on dating" from BUDWEISER then you started seeing Duracell/Energizer using the Good until 2017 labels.

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    So I tried my hand at re labeling my 18650 batteries, I used 3 different designs and after heavily modifying them in the paint program so they would fit correctly on the narrow 18mm cells I cut one up a hundred times for the template and it was easy from there “except for getting the crystal clear box tape on them”.

    My first 3 I finished are for my Wolf Eyes M90 with the 168 extender, they came out pretty good. Though fit very, very snug.



    The other two, one for my EDC-P7 “a modified Burgess design, I deleted some words to save space and I changed the made in “country” to U.S.S.R. as a joke.

    The last one is another EverReady design, though I changed the date from 1950 to 1905. This one goes to my unprotected AW 18650 I keep as a spear for my EDC-P7. You can’t see in the picture, but my printer was running out of ink so there are a few very fine lines of blue that matches the cells almost perfectly, to the point of making it look almost original.


    Note: The first picture was taken during the day and shows true detail, the last two were at night with a 100 watt bulb around a foot away and it makes them look a lot worse then in reality. You can’t really see the tape at all in real life.

    From front, then turned around a bit.

    As you can see the lighting really made them look like crap, but they aren't that bad in real life.
    “What do you mean LEDs are more efficient then Incans?”, that’s just what they want you to think! It’s a Conspiracy, Man!

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    Nice! AW should make a special run with there olde labels.

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    Could be some Copyright and Liability issues involved there.


    However, if he could make some in Burgess wrappers . . . .







    It's been more than 40 years since i've bought a Burgess battery !

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    Isn't it funny how old stuff can be cool again.

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    Last edited by LuxLuthor; 04-26-2009 at 03:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgess View Post
    Could be some Copyright and Liability issues involved there.


    However, if he could make some in Burgess wrappers . . . .







    It's been more than 40 years since i've bought a Burgess battery !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgess View Post
    Could be some Copyright and Liability issues involved there.


    However, if he could make some in Burgess wrappers . . . .







    It's been more than 40 years since i've bought a Burgess battery !

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    Is Burgess still around to sue ya?

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    Nice ideas--but a 752 is an AB battery pack designed for a Zenith Trans Oceanic portable radio.

    If you're wanting vintage looking D's or C's, you need vintage 950's and 935's.

    I noticed someone scared up my old Eveready 950 and Burgess scans. I've since improved them with designs like these:

    Bill




    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by garilla View Post
    Not a bad beam for 50+ year old batteries wouldn't you say???? Impress your
    friends how these old batteries are still powering your light, they'll be amazed!! My old Ranger is loving the old bats!!
    Nice looking Ranger!

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    Nice Work !




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    Quote Originally Posted by batterymaker1 View Post
    Bill




    Bill

    Wow at the old "B" battery.
    "There is darkness round but I see only light."
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    Quote Originally Posted by ackbar View Post
    Is Burgess still around to sue ya?
    actually , we are ...

    very much alive and well ...

    about to release our newly redesigned for the 21st Century safari Lites and redesigned Radar Lite ...

    the "old look" is the look of our Heritage line of batteries ...

    Thanks for asking

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.F.Burgess Battery View Post
    actually , we are ...

    very much alive and well ...

    about to release our newly redesigned for the 21st Century safari Lites and redesigned Radar Lite ...

    the "old look" is the look of our Heritage line of batteries ...

    Thanks for asking
    Cool! Do you have a website? Or a link?
    Aren't flashlights cool?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Ed View Post
    Cool! Do you have a website? Or a link?
    Working on them ...
    Facebook page
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Burges...?v=wall&ref=mf

    and webpage in the works ...

    an old YahooGroups page
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BurgessBattery/

    I've had some major medical problems with my son and things came to a commercial halt ...
    Last edited by C.F.Burgess Battery; 01-19-2010 at 06:57 PM.

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    Some interesting pics here:

    http://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/...c1113103ed8676

    Gosh, you guys are making me feel old. I vaguely remember the old high voltage "B" batteries in various sizes and voltages wrapped with paper/cardboard labels.

    I clearly remember "A" filament batteries in the 60's. Dry cell, 1.5 volts, about the size of two beer cans stacked one on top of each other. I remember using them to start fuel-powered model airplanes. On strings, none of this fancy radio controlled stuff.

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    We supplied the Navy with quite a few Big "B" batteries during Gulf War 1 for back up radios ... good ol tube radios keep on keepin on !!

    Thanks for the web link ... they might have artwork we don't have ....
    Last edited by C.F.Burgess Battery; 01-20-2010 at 08:17 AM.

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