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Lewis Urry, Alkaline Battery Innovator, Dies

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Lewis Urry, Alkaline Battery Innovator, Dies

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Lewis Urry, Alkaline Battery Innovator, Dies

Lewis Urry, Alkaline Battery Innovator, Dies

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NPR's Melissa Block talks with Alvin Mick, technologist for Eveready Battery Company about the late Lewis Urry, who invented the first long-lasting alkaline battery. Mick says a lot of Urry's patents are still used today for things like magnesium batteries used by the military in walkie-talkies and lithium batteries used in cameras.