Pin-type electrical insulator, ca. 1897

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Pin-type electrical insulator, ca. 1897

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This insulator, a type made in late 1896 and early 1897 by the Imperial Porcelain Works of Trenton, New Jersey, was used in the Sanford area.

It was an early porcelain insulator and proved so popular that the plant could not keep up with the demand and quality suffered.

By the 20th century, however, porcelain replaced glass as the most common insulator material.

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About This Item

  • Title: Pin-type electrical insulator, ca. 1897
  • Creator: Imperial Porcelain Works, Trenton, N.J.
  • Creation Date: circa 1897
  • Subject Date: circa 1897
  • Media: Porcelain
  • Local Code: 2004.090.4428
  • 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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