Charles Bright's Porcelain Insulator

Book: written by Charles Bright

[Trade Journal]

Publication: The Life Story of Sir Charles Tilston Bright

London, England
p. 11-12, col. 1


In 1852, the subject of this memoir, when scarcely twenty years of age, was asked by the Board to become their Engineer-in-Chief, which post he accepted, resigning his position on the "British." Edward Bright had been Manager of the Company for some months previously.

It was in this year that the brothers took out their famous patent, to which allusion has already been made. It contained twenty-four distinct inventions connected with telegraphs, and it may be well here to enumerate some of the more important.

First of all, there was the porcelain insulator for fixing aerial telegraph wires mounted on posts. This