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

Type

Image

Citation

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