So I'm sitting at the bench pulling apart an old voltmeter and find this:
Naturally the next inclination is to search for Burgess Batteries on the interweb and I come up with this:
Clearly the good people at Burgess Battery (bought by Mallory Batteries, now known as Duracell) had the same vision of robots that I do. The cool thing is this battery is still kicking out 1.2 volts! God knows how long it's been in there. The other cool thing is that pulling apart stuff invariably gives me lots of other parts, now I need to think of what to do with an ancient, but still usable dry cell.