This water battery was used to operate the switchboard for M&M Telephone Company (Mahanoy & Mahantango Telephone Company). The battery is made of heavy glass and filled with water and cardboard/ paper pieces. The Mahoney & Mahantango Telephone Company was started by Lloyd J. Tressler.
This Edison Phonograph has been passed down through Kirk Yearick's family; he inherited the piece from his parents. To the knowledge of the owner, all parts are original. With the phonograph is a collection of approximately thirty-five wax cylinders with recordings of music. Many of the cylinders are dated around 1913, but the phonograph's age is unknown.