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Storage Battery Now in Operation

At last the Storage battery is in operation and Farnam can boast of a day current as well as at night.

The town Board have been instructed notices to be printed and circulated governing the use of the new system, which is as follows: "On and after November 17, 1915, the engine will be run on Wednesday of each week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. so that the ladies can do their electric ironing on this day. They will also be allowed to iron when the engine is running at night. No one will be allowed to use electric irons when the storage battery is in use, or when the engine is not running."

The storage battery is not intended for and will not stand hard service like an electric iron requires. It therefore becomes very necessary that you refrain from using electric irons when the storage battery is in use. On the observance of this rule depends the life and efficiency of our storage battery.

Any person who shall violate the above rule shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, shall be fined in any sum not less than $5.00 nor more than $25.00.

By order of the Village Board. C. A. Rice, Chairman.

T. W. Ainlay, Village Clerk.

The Farnam Echo 12(48):1, Thursday, 11 November 1915


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