Publication: The Trenton Times
Trenton, NJ, United States
TRENTON LEADS THE EAST IN
PRODUCTION OF INSULATORS
Porcelain Is Being Used by Local Pottery With Result That Promise
Great Things for the Future Ceramic Industry Revived by
Brisk Orders from Buyers.
Porcelain insulators — the first made anywhere east of Pittsburg — are being turned out in goodly numbers at the Etruria pottery of Charles Howell Cook.
The product is absolutely new in this section of the country. There is an excellent demand for it and shipments are made constantly throughout New England to the South, and particularly to New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington.
The tubes are fired in all lengths from two to 50 and 60 inches. They have centre borings of from five-six-teenths of an inch up to six inches, and the outer rim is in all instances less than one-eighth of an inch in thickness.
Porcelain tubes are competing with iron ones in the electrical market, and are used for piercing walls, taking electric wires through other electrical fittings and for general services where non-conductors are necessary. Porcelain tubes are particularly safe in case of fire and in buildings damaged by burning, protect the walls so long as they remain intact.
In several recent instances the porcelain tubes of the Etruria pottery have been placed in office buildings in New York, Boston and Philadelphia, and are said to give most satisfactory results.
The capacity for producing the porcelain insulators is . . . [illegible text] . . .