Story: Pallo, Karl

Karl Pallo

Karl Pallo

Estonian immigrant Karl Pallo eventually became a successful businessman, manufacturing an electric petrol pump of his own design, the ‘Palometer’, which was widely used at petrol stations and country stores.

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Hilda McDonnell. 'Pallo, Karl', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2000. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 August 2022)