Flashlights

Events

Thomas Edison invents and patents the carbon filament electric light.

1879

Charles Beck invents incandescent lamp

1884

David Misell invents first electric light

1895

National Carbon introduces the first D battery

1898

Franklin Brooks makes portable electric lamp

1900

Edwin R. Gill makes portable light assigned to electric contract co.

1904

Charles Sagebrecht made portable electric light

1914

N.C.C. and Union Carbide formed the Union Carbide and Carbon co.

1947

Ralston Purina buys Eveready battery company holding Energizer brands

1986

Pelican Peli made flashlight

2010