First Alkaline Dry Cell Battery

American inventor, Thomas Alva Edison developed the alkaline dry cell battery in West Orange, NJ, USA in 1914. The alkaline electrolyte of basic 1- nickel-iron and nickel-cadmium, were used in lead storage-cell batteries. Edison did not commercialize battery and it was widely used in the 1970s.

Date:
      1914, 1970
Name(s):
      Thomas Alva Edison
Occupation:
      inventor
Location:
      West Orange, NJ, USA

Additional Information:

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