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Offline KyMike

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No. 6 Blue Bell replica dry cell battery
« on: February 16, 2012, 10:23:19 PM »
A working replica of the Blue Bell battery has been listed for anyone who is interested in a 1.5 volt dry cell battery:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300665123359?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Mike

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Re: No. 6 Blue Bell replica dry cell battery
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012, 11:23:24 PM »
Dennis Hallworth (Decins) makes these replica batteries. And he has a variety of the old labels.

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Re: No. 6 Blue Bell replica dry cell battery
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 01:45:08 AM »
I stopped making the replicas when a company introduced a No. 6 replacement.  You can see it here:

http://www.batterycountry.com/ShopSite/product9992.html

My labels can be seen here:

https://picasaweb.google.com/dencins/No6TelephoneDryCells#

I preferred to make the labels in the original colors.

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Re: No. 6 Blue Bell replica dry cell battery
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012, 03:55:14 PM »
Those are good looking, Dennis.  The Blue Bell label seems to have been made in several variations.  The background color on mine is a sort of tan-brown shade that doesn't reproduce well on a computer monitor.

Mike

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Re: No. 6 Blue Bell replica dry cell battery
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2012, 04:05:03 PM »
The background color on mine is a sort of tan-brown shade that doesn't reproduce well on a computer monitor.

Mike

Yea, mine too.  I suspect it is the high acid content in the paper.
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Re: No. 6 Blue Bell replica dry cell battery
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2012, 06:06:11 PM »
I've been playing with the idea of making my own replicas. I found that spray paint cans are very similar in size to the number 6 battery.


Here's my first experiment in progress:



I printed my label on a piece of cardstock. Here it's temporarily taped in place.




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Re: No. 6 Blue Bell replica dry cell battery
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2012, 01:05:11 PM »
What's inside ? Several regular 1.5 volt D cells ??
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Re: No. 6 Blue Bell replica dry cell battery
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2012, 01:13:07 PM »
Some of the ones I've seen use D cells.

Nothing's inside mine yet. I thought about paralleling a few D cells, or modifying a cell phone charger to output 1.5V. That, or using a few rechargeable NiCad batteries in series with diodes to drop the voltage to 1.5V.