New York bill to require painting glass insulators red

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Electrical World

New York, NY, United States
vol. 47, no. 16, p. 816, col. 1


PAINTING INSULATORS RED. The subjoined extraordinary bill has been introduced in the New York State Assembly by Mr. A. E. Smith and referred to the Committee on General Laws: "An act to provide for better security of life, in erecting electric light wires. Section 1. Every person, company or corporation owning, controlling, maintaining, erecting or repairing any wire used for electric light purposes, or for the purpose of conducting electricity, where such wire is suspended from poles or strung from cross arms upon poles, shall attach such wire to such poles or cross arms by insulators made of glass distinctly red in color. Section 2. Every person, company or corporation, its agents or employes, not complying with the provision of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and liable to a fine of not to exceed two hundred and fifty dollars for each offense. Section 3. This act shall take effect immediately."

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Keywords:Red Insulators
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Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:July 4, 2010 by: Elton Gish;