Fiberite manufacturing Medbery insulation

[Trade Journal]

Publication: The Electrical Engineer

New York, NY, United States
vol. 19, no. 373, p. 601, col. 1-2

Trade Notes and Novelties




The Fiberite Company, Mechanicville, N. Y., manufacturers of the Medbery material, is furnishing a most complete line of street railway equipment using aluminum bronze metal, and for insulation, a composition that is absolutely waterproof and practically indestructible, besides standing the highest electrical test. The company makes everything that pertains to overhead equipment of electric railways, and the fact that the works have been running twenty-four hours a day for over a year, is proof of the high standing of the products. Among the latest improved specialties attention is called to the Medbery insulated cross-overs, circuit breakers, and aluminum bronze trolley wheels. The latter are guaranteed to wear longer than any brass wheel now sold, and being made of aluminum bronze they are superior in every way to the ordinary wheels. While the metal is very soft and ductile, it is also very fine and tenacious, and will not wear the trolley wire; in fact, it is claimed that at the price these wheels are sold, they are the most economical wheel made. The company has also recently brought out a superior line of railway station switches, which are finding a ready market, and the new principles which are involved show great advancement in this direction. A full and complete catalogue can be had from the factory, or any of their selling agents.


Keywords:Fiberite Company : Medbery
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:April 19, 2011 by: Bob Stahr;