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Object Detail

A long rounded hardwood pole fitted with a heavy 'u' shaped piece of metal at one end. A round metal rod is inserted horizontally into the shaft near the base. Two labels have been handwritten on coroflute and nailed to the shaft. One reads "For Putting Up Power Poles NPCC " and the other reads " Early Power Pole Lifter / before the Days of Cranes / Manpower / only. "
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This pole, thought to have been originally used by the New Plymouth City Council workers to manually erect power poles, was part of the large and varied collection of New Plymouth man Tom Clow, and were on open display in his garage at 67 Mill Road New Plymouth until it was donated to Puke Ariki in 2012.
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