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Old 5th Dec 2015, 8:47 am   #21
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It's a bit expensive though, Sam, at £14 per 200 grams:

http://dentala2z.co.uk/PRE10043

(Other brands and suppliers are available)
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Old 5th Dec 2015, 8:50 am   #22
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Wow! so dear? Time to befriend a dental techy.
I used it many years ago but wasn't paying for it. There is the advantage that it can be removed easily.
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Old 8th Feb 2016, 12:44 pm   #23
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Mallory TR-115R 6.75 volt mercury battery case scan attached.

This is a small cylindrical battery used in some 1960s test equipment, and I'm trying to replicate it using modern available button cells. As the filename states, to print this image reduce the size to 20%. The overall size of the finished battery should be 16.7mm diameter by 35.5mm long, including the domed cap at the negative end.

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Hope these for the PP8 6V battery are OK.

(If the thumbnail is opened, and the opened picture is copied and saved, it should come out the correct size, as stated on the side tabs of each picture - 257 mm full length).
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Old 14th Jan 2018, 11:51 pm   #25
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Newer style PP8.
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Old 15th Jan 2018, 12:43 am   #26
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U2, aka SP2, HP2, D.
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Old 7th Nov 2018, 11:34 am   #27
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Unfortunately the very useful Thompson Brown Family site (post 3) seems to no longer be online.

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Old 7th Nov 2018, 11:58 am   #28
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That is a shame. Those battery scans were very useful.
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Old 7th Nov 2018, 1:43 pm   #29
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The link I gave in Post 9 also seems to no longer work.
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Old 27th Apr 2019, 2:05 pm   #30
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Number 8 3 Volt Every Ready Battery design attached. (Not a actual 'scan' but a replica I created using a poor scan as a basis).

The printed size should be 7.5cm high x 7.78 cms wide.

The orientation of the label when applied should be as shown in the picture.
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Old 27th Apr 2019, 2:32 pm   #31
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There are three battery case graphics on my web page:
http://www.vintageradioworld.co.uk/battery_decals.htm

I call them graphics because they are not actual scans but recreations from original cases. The batteries (all HT/LT types are: Ever Ready B136, B103. GEC BB503.
The above link takes you to a page where there's details of copying and producing the cases. At the foot of that page you will find the links to each battery.

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Thanks David!
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Old 27th Apr 2019, 2:54 pm   #33
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Thanks David and Tony, excellent!
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Old 6th May 2019, 10:06 am   #34
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Default Re: Ever Ready B121 (BLR121) or the later B154 (BLR154) battery scans

Pictures are not of course scans, but using the pictures above I created what I hope will be a passable replica B121 label. To size the label I made a 'dummy battery' from wood to the 'official' dimensions of a B121, which is 37.3mm tall, 26.2mm wide, and 16mm thick and have created the label based on those dimensions. I've attached the artwork, and some (not very well focused) pics of the label stuck on the 'dummy'.

As always, as printers have a mind of their own, you might have to re-size the image in Photoshop or whatever, to print out at 87mm long x 37mm high.

Hope that might help.
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Old 9th May 2019, 9:10 am   #35
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And just to complete that authentic look, does anyone have a scan of the Ever Ready cylindrical U2 cell (size D) that I could use to wrap round my present day Duracell battery?
Again, I couldn't find a decent scan but based on various images, I've created a label which I hope will suffice.

I've used fonts as close as I could find to the original Ever Ready fonts.

I used a Pound Shop D cell to size the label but the top of the battery has a 5mm red rim which the Ever Ready label won't cover. The pics below will make clear what I mean. Don't know if that matters, but just in case, I've attached two labels, one of which is taller than the other at the top edge. This allow the label to be trimmed to the desired height and snipped at say 3mm intervals so that the upper edge can be folded over and glued to cover the rim of the battery.

If all that's required is to cover the side - not the top end, the 55mm high label should be fine. Printers have a mind of their own, so I've shown the dimensions that each printed label needs to be. I assume the label would be printed off and glued to the D Cell using Pritt or whatever, then discarded when a new cell is needed, with a new label printed off.

Pic 1: Normal height label.
Pic 2: Label with wider blue edge at top.
Pic 3: Normal label applied to a D Cell showing red rim of cell visible.
Pic 4: taller label applied to D Cell with the top edge snipped every few mm to be bent over.
Pic 5: Top edge bent over and glued to cover red rim of D Cell.

I only printed it off on copy paper at normal print quality and glued it with Pritt to illustrate what I mean - not as an exemplar of what a 'pimped up' D Cell should ideally look like. It could be printed to a higher quality, fitted more neatly and sprayed with auto clear lacquer.

Hope that's useful.
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Old 9th May 2019, 9:21 am   #36
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Sizes: https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...09&postcount=1
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Old 12th May 2019, 2:04 pm   #37
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With help again from David G4EBT I've managed a first attempt at wrapping a modern D cell battery with an Ever Ready scan - not bad?

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Next on the list is the 15V B121 !
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U2 (SP2/D) — Better version than the one I posted above
U11 (SP11/C)
U16 (HP16/AAA)
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Recreation of an early PP9.
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Old 21st May 2019, 3:43 pm   #40
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Here's a link to the Thompson-Brown family site where you'll find some battery scans:-

http://www.the-thompson-brown-family...eriesframe.htm
It was a great resource, but I don't suppose anyone took over the information on that site when it closed.
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