|Mr. Fix-It's Complete Book on How to Make Your Own Electrical Repairs. |
By Six Leading Authorities. NY: Greystone Press, 1953.
|Popular Mechanics, February 1951|
A few others:
On the right, an Everready No. 101 "Big Jim." Back in the day, something to show your girlfriend after dark.
In the middle, a "Commando" with a long fabric strap that is pleated to fold under the leather cover. A fun lamp to show off at Norton rallies!
On the left, a "famous" Burgess "Radar Lite" made in Freeport, Illinois.
|Continue-Flo Products. Burlington, Ontario. 1961 Catalogue.|
The Burgess Battery Company was founded in Madison, Wisconsin in 1917 by Dr. Charles Burgess, a professor at the University of Wisconsin.
Burgess was a prolific inventory who, among many other accomplishments, developed what were to become the A, B, C and D-cell batteries. He moved battery production to Freeport, Illinois in 1925, after purchasing a large plant from the recently defunct Moline Plow Company. At one time, the company was among the largest producers of dry-cell batteries in the world.
They hit financial difficulties beginning in the 1970's with a large anti-monopoly law suit, and went under in 1989 after being bought out by an out-of-state holding company that eventually succumbed to its high debt load.