1899 ad: Ever Ready Electric Flash Light

. Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The "Ever Ready" Electric Flash Light. Fully protected by U.S. Letters Patent. No. 617,592 granted Jan 10, 1899. No. 29,939, design patent granted January 3, 1899. Manufactured solely by the patentees. American Electrical Novelty & Manufacturing Co., 255 Centre Street, New York.



It's interesting to see such an early example of a flashlight. It might actually be the first flashlight ever made. Here are some diagrams from the patent mentioned in the ad



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