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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.
About This Item
- 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 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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