HISTORY OF TORCHES
In the 1890s, American Ever-Ready Company founder Conrad Hubert lit up New York City with the help of dry cell batteries and his newest invention – the electric hand torch. Hubert experimented with everything from electric tie tacks to electric flower-pots before acquiring the patent for this first Eveready flashlight in 1898. Hubert's first portable flashlights were hand-made from crude paper and fiber tubes, with a bulb and a rough brass reflector. Because batteries were weak and bulbs primitive, flashlights of the era produced only a brief flash of light- thus the name. Flashlights have come a long way – with new shapes, colours and sizes, features and uses, but our spirit of innovation has remained constant. From creating the first waterproof flashlight in 1970, to being at the forefront of advances in LED technology, our lighting products offer unmatched performance and durability that you can rely on.