Contributed by Maine Historical Society
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These insulators were nicknamed "egg strains" because of their shape. This insulator works under compression, the guy wires pulling through the center of the insulator rather than outwards from the ends.
The crossed wire grooves also allow the guy wires to remain connected should the insulator break.
About This Item
- Title: Open-end strain insulator, ca. 1900
- Creation Date: circa 1900
- Subject Date: circa 1900
- Media: Porcelain
- Local Code: 2004.090.4440
- Collection: Central Maine Power Company collection
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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