Bulletin No. 7. Burgess Batteries.
C.1920s Burgess “Wireless” Batteries for radio
Strong layout, C.1920s Burgess “Wireless” Batteries sales brochure and mail order sales list of batteries made specifically for home broadcasting/receiving radios.
The batteries were manufactured by the Burgess Battery Company of Madison, Wisconsin and here advertised for distribution by the company’s general sales office in Chicago. Batteries offered here were available in various voltages and amperages, offering between 100 and 1,200 hours of electrical power. “Burgess wireless batteries are built especially for use with audion tubes or other types of three element bulbs. These batteries were designed and developed during the war [WWI] for use by the Army and Navy in their vacuum tube sets.” (p2)
Accompanied by its original mailing envelope, the brochure’s order form queries the company’s customers about the specifications of their radio receiving/sending set-ups and station call letters. Brochure includes a bird’s-eye-view of the Burgess Battery Company factory in Wisconsin.
Description: Bulletin No. 7. Burgess Batteries.
[Chicago: Burgess Battery Company, General Sales Office, c.1920s]. 8 “pages.” Tri-fold, four-panel Brochure. 8½ x 3¾ inches. Printed in red and black; half tone illustrations. With original company mailing envelope; postally used. Near fine.