Eveready Battery Company, Inc. is an American manufacturer of electric battery brands
Eveready and Energizer, owned by Energizer Holdings. Its headquarters are located in St. Louis, Missouri.
The predecessor company began in 1890 in New York and was renamed in 1905. Today the company makes batteries in the United States and China,
and production facilities around the world.
On January 10, 1899, American Electrical Novelty and Manufacturing Company obtained U.S. Patent No. 617,592 (filed 12 March 1898)
from David Misell, an inventor. This "electric device" designed by Misell was powered by "D" batteries laid front-to-back in a paper tube
with the light bulb and a rough brass reflector at the end. Misell, the inventor of the tubular hand-held "electric device" (flashlight),
assigned his invention over to the American Electrical Novelty and Manufacturing Company owned by Conrad Hubert.