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1965 - A marked Battronic truck for Potomac Edison w/Reddy Kilowatt

VOLTSWAGON

E&MP 1.006

Electric Truck

ca. 1965

A marked Battronic truck for Potomac Edison

BOYERTOWN PHOTO ID # V-837

Original Caption by Science Service
Boyertown Multalloy Truck Bodies

Curator Comment - Ephemera 2.14.2008

Reddy Kilowatt, 1926 - 1990s (character seen on the Battronic truck (above) was a long-time symbol for electric companies. Reddy was invented by Ashton B. Collins, Sr., who worked for Alabama Power Company. The Smithsonian Institution preserves several objects & archive materials related to Reddy Kilowatt.



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