Questions Answered by N. R. Woodward
| ||Author of The Glass Insulator in America|
Jack Goodew, Jr.,
Medford, N.Y. writes:
I would like to know if you have any information on the
type of insulator shown here. The front is embossed BROOKFIELD PAT.OCT.8-1907
There is no other embossing. Collectors and linemen that are familiar with this
Porcelain Insulator News
| ||by Jack H. Tod, NIA #13|
I bought these two insulators from an old man
who retired from the power company 30 years ago and has had them ever since. He
had hauled many of his insulators to the dump a couple of years ago.
suspension insulator is almost black metallic with orange and cream colored
"Threadless Corner" -- U.S. Tel. Co.
| ||by Ray Klingensmith|
consolidation of several companies in the mid 1850's to form the Western Union
Telegraph Company, there seemed little doubt that nearly all the smaller
companies would eventually be swallowed up by that fast growing giant. In the
late 1850's and early 1860's independent telegraph companies reluctantly gave
The Spool B.E.L. Co.
Enclosed is a picture of a gem I picked up for three dollars at a flea
The spool, embossed B.E.L. Co, rotates free on a wooden pin threaded on
both ends and equipped with Brookfield signals. The pin and insulators rotate in