OT No. 6 dry cell

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: OT No. 6 dry cell
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Carnegie Spokane, WA on Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 05:27 pm:

Does anyone have an old No. 6 dry cell with threaded terminals that they can take a picture of how the negative terminal is attached to the can?

I have one with Fahnstock clips and it is soldered or perhaps spot welded to the outside of the can.

I presume the threaded kind are done in a similar fashion with a bracket that has the threads on it.


Thanx!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 06:25 pm:

Usually can find old dry cells on eBay:

This listing has a good photo of the terminal:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Maple-Leaf-No-6-Canadian-National-Carbon-Dry-Cell-Battery-Radio-Toronto-/331702472121?hash=item4d3b020db9:g:EdkAAOSwPhdVNY45


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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 06:27 pm:


Looks like a brass tab folded over the outside of the can. I would assume it was soldered.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 06:29 pm:

Another example here. Looks like the tab is soldered so it points inward instead of outward:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-No-6-columbia-ignitor-drycell-battery-r-/1418255 64933?hash=item2105766105:g:vwkAAOSwhcJWJJ16

One more:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-of-2-Vtg-Eveready-Dry-Cell-Battery-Radio-Telephone-A ntique-1929-Carbide-No-6-/171959744860?hash=item280999795c%3Ag%3AM-4AAOSw0HVWB2v z&nma=true&si=qEY%252Fnfmhs4KPCS%252F9XjZgd7QmkbU%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trk sid=p2047675.l2557


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By JohnH on Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 07:23 pm:

No. 6 dry cells can still be bought. They're sold as starter batteries for model engines.
For example:
http://www.batterymart.com/p-en6-battery.html

http://www.onestoprchobbies.com.au/epages/onon2863.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/o non2863/Products/MM10034

http://www.modelengines.com.au/retail_catalogue_27_page/AT-1.5_item.html


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Grabowski on Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 09:11 pm:

Here is a site for battery labels
http://www.radiolaguy.com/info/Vintage_Batteries.htm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Carnegie Spokane, WA on Monday, November 16, 2015 - 02:07 pm:

I've finished the proto-type. The one on the left is the old one, the one on right the repro.


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I have a Simms high-tension magneto that I plan to adapt to a T motor. This mag uses four No. 6 cells to intensify the spark at slow speeds. I couldn't abide using modern looking dry cells so I am attempting to make repros.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James A. Golden on Monday, November 16, 2015 - 03:14 pm:

Those are the original A Type Batteries and they are still available for school lab projects and other applications.

AA and AAA Type Batteries are used more often now.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Monday, November 16, 2015 - 03:23 pm:

I remember using those many years ago to heat the glow plugs on my model airplane engines. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James A. Golden on Monday, November 16, 2015 - 03:24 pm:

They are not as cheap as they used to be, but here is one source for the No. 6 replacement of the original A battery.

http://www.batterymart.com/p-en6-battery.html


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Monday, November 16, 2015 - 03:43 pm:

Jim - Very expensive for sure,....but then when you read the description of these "Air Alkaline" batteries, they are obviously much more high-tech modern than the old familiar "dry cell" batteries that we are used to.


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