my great grandfather’s profession

“A trolley pole atop the streetcar was attached to wires strung about 18 feet above the street. An operator controlled a lever that increased the speed or brought the vehicle to a halt. The car cruised along at a maximum 15 mph with the aid of two 600-pound, 7½ horsepower motors and a 450-volt current.”

https://www.beaconjournal.com/article/20131020/NEWS/310209364

https://www.beaconjournal.com/photogallery/OH/20190407/NEWS/407009992/PH/1

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