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Burgess flashlight batteries
Burgess batteries

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Posted by Bob K at 7:09 am (PDT) on Sun May 17, 2015   
These were the most common batteries sold as radio "B" batteries for the pre-transistor portable vacuum tube radios because they were generally the cheapest and Burgess manufactured the largest variety of voltages and sizes.  These radios commonly used 45V, 67-1/2V or 90V.  Many were multi-voltage.  Obviously they made the common D cell as well. My guess is that once the transistor radio obsoleted the low voltage vacuum tube, Burgess lost their specialty niche.

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