The old battery consisted of a clay jar filled with a vinegar solution, into which a copper cylinder surrounded iron rod was inserted.
These batteries might have been used to electroplate silver.
The inventor of the first electric battery is Alessandro Volta. He also laid the foundation of Electrochemistry.
The mass production of the first electric battery began in 1802 by William Cruickshank.
The history of batteries marked a remarkable date in 1859, with the invention of the first rechargeable battery based on lead acid by the French physician Gaston Planté. The Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd) battery was introduced in 1899 by Waldemar Jungner.