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Rayovac Celebrates 110 Years of Making Batteries in the USA

by rayovac11, January 2016

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Rayovac batteries have been powering America since 1906 and we are thrilled to celebrate our 110th birthday on Sunday, January 17th. Join us in celebrating our rich heritage and check out some of our accomplishments over the years.

  • On January 17th, 1906 J. B. Ramsay founded The French Battery Company in Madison, Wisconsin.

  • In 1914, The French Battery Company started selling flashlights under the trade name “French Flasher.” The term “flashlight” was used because the dry cells at that time were so weak that a steady beam of light depleted them too quickly, making it necessary to flash the light on and off for just a few seconds at a time to reduce the drain.  More...

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