Philip Mallory

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Philip Rogers Mallory
BornNovember 11, 1885
DiedNovember 16, 1975 (1975-11-17) (aged 90)
OccupationFounder of Duracell International

Philip Rogers Mallory (November 11, 1885 - November 16, 1975) was an American businessman and the founder of the company that is now known as Duracell International. Rather than making a career in his family's shipping business, he founded his own manufacturing company, the P. R. Mallory Company. Starting as a manufacturer of tungsten filament wire, his company later became The Mallory Battery Company and is now known as Duracell International.

In 1942, Samuel Ruben and Mallory developed the mercury cell which was considered a breakthrough in battery manufacturing.[1]

His parents were Cora Pynchon and Henry Rogers Mallory, son of Charles Henry Mallory. His siblings were Clifford Day Mallory and Cora Pynchon Mallory.[2]

He attended Yale and Columbia universities.[2]


  1. ^ "Electric Battery History - Invention of the Electric Battery". Archived from the original on 22 February 2019. Retrieved 17 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b Peter Mallory Families

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