Telephone Switchboard Battery

Title

Telephone Switchboard Battery

Subject

Telephone switchboards
Batteries
Mahanoy & Mahantango Telephone Company

Description

This water battery was used to operate the switchboard for M&M Telephone Company (Mahanoy & Mahantango Telephone Company). The battery is made of heavy glass and filled with water and cardboard/ paper pieces. The Mahoney & Mahantango Telephone Company was started by Lloyd J. Tressler.

Date

1921

Creator

Delco Light

Coverage

USA

Files

Tressler-battery-1.jpg
Tressler-battery-2.jpg

Citation

Delco Light, “Telephone Switchboard Battery,” Pennsylvania History Harvest, accessed July 18, 2018, http://pahistoryharvest.com/items/show/596.