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Photographs of a Car Battery Manufacturing Facility in Los Angeles
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"A batch of snapshot prints documenting the interior of a Los Angeles-area sealed lead acid (SLA) automotive battery manufacturing facility in about 1925. The specific company is not identified, though news reports have the Exide Corp, operating a similar plant in the industrial neighborhood Vernon starting in 1922, the legacy of which endures to this day due to the poisonous materials-intensive process behind battery production leaving significant amounts of lead and arsenic in the local environment. Stark industrial views, highlighted by detailed looks at massive power generation equipment and stirring labor images, provide an uncommon and thorough vernacular tour of an early car battery facility in Los Angeles."
1 unknown (28 photographs)
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