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Re: Varley Dry Motorcycle Battery

From a current eBay listing. The leaflets are post-war as the most recent patent referred to was applied 1948 and granted 1951. The earliest number dates from mid-1939 but no indication of when production commenced.

There is at least an explantion of the technology. The Varley Dry Motorcycle Battery was indeed a lead-acid type but with the acid absorbed in matting. In effect, an early version of the AGM battery but not as low maintenance.





Re: Varley Dry Motorcycle Battery

A bit more about "dryfit" I remember them from Military portable radio equipment.


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Those are modern Gel batteries Mark. The older type as in torches and radios were Zinc-Carbon I think? Ron

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Nice one Rik! Matchless used Varleys on their last couple of contracts, so still looking for one, hope Arnaud will make some, as he has the original!

I do have an NOS postwar one, but they are different as said before.


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I think someone will have to visit Arnaud and check that he's all right!:face_with_thermometer: Ron

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