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Western Union splice, ca. 1920

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Western Union splice, ca. 1920

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Central Maine Power Company linemen used this cable-splicing method, named the "Western Union" splice until the 1920s, when McIntyre splicing method became more popular.

The round turns of the splice are designed to tighten as the two wires pull away from one another.

Other Information


  • Title: Western Union splice, ca. 1920
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Media: Copper
  • Local Code: 2004.090.4020
  • 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
http://www.mainehistory.org

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