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Glass electrical insulator, ca. 1880

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Glass electrical insulator, ca. 1880

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This glass insulator was used for low-voltage overhead electrical distribution wires.

Insulators keep electric current from "leaking" out of lines.

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  • Title: Glass electrical insulator, ca. 1880
  • Creator: Brookfield Glass Co.
  • Creation Date: circa 1880
  • Subject Date: circa 1880
  • Media: Glass
  • Local Code: 2004.090.4383
  • Collection: Central Maine Power Co.
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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

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Central Maine Power Company
Electrical apparatus

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