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HISTORY OF TORCHES - 1

V. Ryan 2007

 

Torches have been around for thousands of years starting with the hand held flame. The true history of battery torches probably started in 1889 with the company Ever Ready. However, the design of torches changed very little until quite recently, the last twenty years.

Changes in technology made it possible to alter torch design quite radically. Technologies such as the introduction of LEDs in the late 1990s replacing bulbs and the introduction of more efficient batteries led to innovative designs. Also, the growing interest in recycling and protecting the environment and earths precious resources led to the development of wind-up and solar powered torches, along with many other developments.

 

Look carefully at the torches below. Place them in chronological order. Keep in mind that most of the recent developments took place in the last twenty years.

 

 

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