Replicas of No 6 Dry Cells from Western Electric and National Carbon that were designated for telephone service and have fahnestock clips.
1916 version of the Blue Bell. Carbon rod anode sticks through the tar top.
Back of 1916 version with WECo logo.
1916 Blue Bell as received
Coming soon is the 1918 version without the WECo logo on the back. Also part number 3303 was added to front. This is the label before digital recreation.
Replica of 1923 dry cell. WECo still used "BATTERY" rather than "DRY CELL". Carbon rod now under tar top.
Back of 1923 version.
1923 Copyright on National Carbon dry cell used mainly by independent phone companies.
Mid-1920's thru 1930's version of the Blue Bell. "BATTERY" changed to "DRY CELL". Possibly the influence of WECo engineering being incorporated into Bell Labs.
Back of 1930 version.
1930's version of the Columbia Gray Label. Eveready brand has been added.
Back of 1930's version of Gray Label. This same version was used thru the 1960's with only minor changes.
1939 version of Blue Bell with AT&T logo. This design was used through the 1950's.
Back of 1939 version.
1969 version with logo changed to newer version. Last design "for telephone service" used until 1982 when local battery was discontinued. Western Electric is no longer on the label.
Back of 1969 version. Union Carbide now making both Blue Bells and Gray Label.
A pair of 1930 Blue Bells as they would have looked in a wood wall phone battery box or attached to a candlestick subset.