Balloon Support for Telegraph Wires
Reprinted from "INSULATORS - Crown Jewels of the Wire", July 1971, page 2
Patent number 258,005 May 16, 1882
Title: Balloon (*) Support for Telegraph Wires, by William Beeson, Miles City,
For use where poles would be unsightly in the city, or over rivers. The
bottom fixture is a street light.
(*) a metal gas filled balloon