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Old 18th Oct 2021, 12:35 pm   #1
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Default Accumulators . N O S can someone date them

I picked these accumulators up on my travels. They appear to be brand new and never used and in a bank of 3.
I will never use them as they were intended but I thought I would use them as a dummy display item for my Gents impulse clock system . Having them wired up looking the part but not doing anything.
I wonder if anyone had any info on these . Iím more interested in dating them than anything else. Andy
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Old 18th Oct 2021, 1:27 pm   #2
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If they are "dry charged" i.e. charged then dried out, a fill of acid may make them work. Proper garages often have a carboy of battery acid on hand. Date wise I guess just post war, see... https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Lithanode_Co I have a battery backup on my Magneta 37 clock system, 3 x 6V new style sealed lead acids, keeps it going (and the house clocks) for days.
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Old 18th Oct 2021, 6:15 pm   #3
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I would guess late 1930s to early 50s. What a fantastic find,
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Old 18th Oct 2021, 7:29 pm   #4
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Stylistically the label says '1929 or thereabouts' to me. Very nice, and probably rather scarce.
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Old 20th Oct 2021, 7:59 am   #5
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If they are "dry charged" i.e. charged then dried out, a fill of acid may make them work. Proper garages often have a carboy of battery acid on hand.
That takes me back!

Distilled water came in them too. Packed in straw, with a rubber bulb to expel the contents.
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Old 20th Oct 2021, 7:50 pm   #6
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Thanks everyone. Any info and historical facts is always appreciated Andy
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I still have a dry charged 6v motorbike battery on the shelf. From the eighties though potentially older.
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Old 21st Oct 2021, 7:00 am   #8
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This is what 190 Queenstown Road is now https://realla-media.freetls.fastly....1OT-dqVo7_l6wg

Definitely no longer a battery factory!
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Old 21st Oct 2021, 9:31 pm   #9
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Ref #7, I have two dry charged M/C batteries from the '80s, and in the very near future, one, a 6v model, will get an acid fill and be fitted to my 1937 bike.
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