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Hearing Aid Batteries

Acousticon No. 5 Carbon Hearing Aid Battery

The Acousticon No. 5 battery was produced by Dictograph Products, Inc. of New York for use in carbon Acousticon Hearing aids from 1908 through the 1930s.

 It measured 3 7/8" by 2" by 1" (10.0 x 5.1 x 2.6 cm) and weighed 6.2 oz. (176 g). It was composed of two carbon-zinc cells and delivered 3 volts.

In the Acousticon Battery price list of June 1, 1935 it is listed as selling for $0.45 each.

 

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The front of the Acousticon No. 5 battery. The label reads, "Acousticon Battery No. 5. Made in USA. Dictograph Products Company, Inc. New York."

 

 

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The top of the Acousticon No. 5 battery showing the jacks for the microphone cords. The left jack is smaller than the right jack so you couldn't plug the cables into the wrong jacks, thus reversing the polarity.

 

 

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The back of the Acousticon No. 5 battery with an advertising blurb for their new "Golden Tone" series of Acousticon hearing aids that came out in 1931. Thus, this particular battery dates to around 1931 to 1933.

 

 

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Close up of the Acousticon No. 5 battery showing the bottom of the battery with U29 stamped on it.

 

 

 

 

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