Rubber pin-type insulator, ca. 1930

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Rubber pin-type insulator, ca. 1930

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Rubber insulators were a common replacement for glass pin-type insulators on telephone lines between 1930 and 1980.

In some areas, the glass insulators had proved tempting targets for thrown rocks or gunfire.

Insulators are needed on electric lines to prevent the electricity from "leaking" out of the wire.

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About This Item

  • Title: Rubber pin-type insulator, ca. 1930
  • Creator: Continental Rubber Works
  • Creation Date: circa 1930
  • Subject Date: circa 1930
  • Media: Rubber
  • Local Code: 204.090.4864
  • 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 x230

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