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The Palmerston North abbatoir was opened in Maxwells Line in 1906, and purchased by the Palmerston North Borough Council in 1917. It remained in operation until 1969 when it was demolished. This is a compound steam engine driving a 4000 volt generator which provided power for the waste cooker and sundry machinery. It was housed in the engine room alongside the boiler house. The generator was in operation before the Mangahao power station was opened.

Identification

Object type
Image
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Bm 43
Date
circa 1920
Digitisation ID
2009P_Bm43_BUI_2708
Held In
Coolstore

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