Fred Locke is busy making insulators for northern California

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Electrical World and Engineer

New York, NY, United States
vol. 35, no. 12, p. 457, col. 1


FRED M. LOCKE, of Victor, N. Y., is busy manufacturing a large order of 60,000-volt insulators, to be shipped to the Pacific Coast. A new factory is being put up at Victor, which will greatly facilitate the filling of his rapidly increasing orders. An insulator, recently made by Mr. Locke, was tested at the Stanley Works, in Pittsfield, Mass., in the presence of a number of experts and manufacturers. The insulator stood a pressure of 240,000 volts Mr. Locke stated that those present felt like taking their hats off, when they saw an insulator under a -inch aluminum cable heated to incandescence, and ice cold water being poured on, without the least sign or breaking down.

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Keywords:Fred Locke
Researcher notes:The insulator he was making was M-2795.
Supplemental information: 
Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:November 12, 2010 by: Elton Gish;