Section: General rules of construction
When any electric storage battery has the word "rental" or any word, mark, device or character printed, painted, stamped, burned or otherwise placed upon or attached to it for the purpose of identifying the ownership thereof, it shall be unlawful for any person, copartnership or corporation, other than the owner of said storage battery:
a. To remove, deface, alter or destroy, or cause to be removed, defaced, altered or destroyed any such word, mark, device or character so placed thereon or attached thereto; or
b. To sell, dispose of, deliver, or give, or attempt to sell, dispose of, deliver, or give to any person, copartnership or corporation any such battery, so identified; or
c. To recharge, except in the case of an emergency and with the consent of the owner, or his duly authorized agent or employee, any such battery so identified; or
d. To retain in his, their or its possession, any such battery so identified, for a longer time than ten days after written demand for its return has been made by the owner thereof and sent by registered mail.
Any person, copartnership or corporation and the members, officers, agents and employees of any copartnership or corporation violating any provision of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
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