The Standard Vitrified Conduit Co. also makes third rail insulators

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Electrical World and Engineer

New York, NY, United States
vol. 40, no. 9, p. 346, col. 1

THE STANDARD VITRIFIED COMPANY, 39-41 Cortlandt Street, New York, was established July 1, 1902, and incorporated by Mr. R. W. Lyle, as president, and B. S. Barnard, vice-president and secretary. Mr. Lyle has had an experience of thirty-five years in the art of clay working, and of late years his time has been devoted entirely to the invention of different forms of conduit to be made in vitrified clay. He has recently had awarded to him four separate patents on multiple duct conduit, which this concern will put on the market. The company's factory, situated at South River, N. J., is one of the largest in the world, having 150 acres of stoneware clay, which will vitrify and make some of the best conduit known. It also proposes to manufacture a single duct conduit with self-centering joint. This is very economical construction, as an ordinary laborer can lay it. It requires no mandril or chalk lines, and aligns itself during construction. It also manufactures a third-rail insulator that is used on the Manhattan Elevated, New York City, and by the Westinghouse Electric Manufacturing Co., London, England. Mr. Barnard who has been in the electrical field for many years, is with Mr. Lyle, and from the experience of both of these gentlemen, both in manufacturing and following the trade closely, their success is assured. The company expects to have a capacity, at this one factory, of 25,000,000 feet a year. It is able to ship by water to all seacoast points, and by rail at very favorable rates. Its catalogue is in the printer's hands, though it is able to take orders at the present time and give immediate delivery. The ELECTRICAL WORLD AND ENGINEER has on many occasions referred to the conduit made by Mr. Lyle, and his new inventions should be more or less interesting to those intending underground construction.


Keywords:Standard Vitrified Conduit Company : Third Rail Insulator
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Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:July 31, 2010 by: Elton Gish;