This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on February 24 1961 "Two banks of batteries for the emergency power supply for the new telephone exchange are at present being installed. Each bank consists of 25 batteries, one being used while the other is kept in reserve. The batteries have a 15-year life, and hold 49 gallons of acid. Post and Telegraph Department employees are seen welding and fitting the pilots into position. Those doing the work are Messrs E. Brien, A. Potter and E. Hook in the back row and Mr. G.W. Marlow nearest the camera."
- Object type
- Digitisation ID
- "Batteries Installed at New Telephone Exchange"
- B&W negative
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- Original held in
- Manawatu Standard Negative Collection
- Created By
- Manawatu Evening Standard
- Main Street, Palmerston North