Pony insulator, 1933

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Pony insulator, 1933

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Alexander Graham Bell invented twisted-pair telephone wiring in 1881 by to stop interference of electrical and telephone lines on the same utility poles.

The Hemingray No. 10 "pony" insulator was developed to accommodate this new wiring system, with square grooves set close together and a thicker, sturdier construction than earlier communication insulators. The No. 10 soon became the standard communications insulator.

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About This Item

  • Title: Pony insulator, 1933
  • Creator: Hemingray Glass Co.
  • Creation Date: 1933
  • Subject Date: circa 1933
  • Media: Glass
  • Local Code: 2004.090.4366
  • Collection: Central Maine Power Company collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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