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Out Of The Frying Pan Onto The Wire

   by Sue Ducro


Teflon For Insulators?

Teflon and alumina are combined in a new experimental high voltage insulator. Perhaps as few as one to two dozen are being tested at various sites throughout the country. Improvements realized in this new combination of materials are high insulation and qualities. However, advantages over porcelain in resisting ...                    [more]


Japan NGK

   by H. Scott Blake


Below is a sketch of an unglazed gray stone-like porcelain used in the new triplex type secondary house drops as a spreader, so that taps can be made in the middle of the span for connections. I do not know who makes these, but I believe it is N G K, a Japanese company from which this power company now buys ...                    [more]


Hawley Research



Ed Saulsbury of North Platte, Nebraska, and George Lahm of Callicoon, N. Y. both have the same idea on the Hawley, Pa. and the Sterling Companies. If we keep digging and researching maybe we can find positive proof in writing but right now their word is proof enough for me.

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CD160 Commonly Known as Baby Signal



Above are two sketches of the C.D.#160 or as we call them, the "baby" signals. Your C.D.#160's may vary in size a little but hardly enough to notice it. The average height is 3 1/4", the width is 2 3/4". Below is a list of C.D.#160's as listed by Earl Armburst, Warren ...                    [more]


CD132.4 Chambers Comp.




Enclosed are pictures of two insulators that I have that I believe are quite odd. One is a Sterling large signal CD 164. This insulator is embossed with the word Sterling on the front and pound sign on the rear. It is 3 1/8" wide at the base and 3 3/4" tall. It is aqua and is the same overall shape as ...                    [more]

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