Samson Battery

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Electrical Review

New York, NY, United States
vol. 12, no. 16, p. 8, col. 3

The New Battery of the Electric Gas

Lighting Company of Boston.

The "Samson" is the name of this new primary battery, illustrated on this page, which the Boston company above mentioned has the exclusive right to handle in the United States. The carbon cup is manufactured in Paris, patented in Europe, and patents applied for in this country. The Electric Gas Lighting Company tested the battery for nine months and were greatly astonished and pleased with the results.




Prof. A. E. Dolbear, of Tuft's College, in his report of a test of the "Samson," speaks very highly of it, and says: "It appears therefore that the Samson cells are much more energetic than the ones they were compared with; so much so, that one of them is about as good as two of the latter kind for such service as the production of strong currents or strong magnetic effects. The device of making the carbon cylindrical and fluted enables them to contain a large quantity of the binoxide of manganese, and presents a large surface to the solution. The shape of the zinc and its proximity to carbon is another advantage for such work. I have also tested the cells for telephone work and find them very superior. Their small internal resistance enables them to give a stronger current through the induction coil than any Leclanché cell I have ever tested before. This amounts to 25 or 30 per cent. The cell meets my commendation."


Keywords:Battery Jar
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:July 13, 2009 by: Bob Stahr;