Glass Hanger Board

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Electrical World

New York, NY, United States
vol. 30, no. 7, p. 200, col. 1

A Glass Hanger Board.


The insulation of appliances used in high-tension series arc lighting is always of the greatest importance, and particularly for Inside arc-light wiring, where a dangerous voltage is carried into the building and directly to the lamp. A large number of arc-light hanger boards have been designed from time to time having for their object better insulation, and the McDonald glass hanger board illustrated herewith attains this result in a striking manner. The hanger board consists of glass insulating knobs mounted on a glass base or support. This secures a practically perfect insulation which will always remain constant, as moisture or corrosion is not possible. This hanger makes a bright, clean appearance, and can always be kept in that condition. The extra holes shown in the base allow the board to be used with three insulators, as shown, or with only two insulators, one at each end of the board. When a series of lamps is being hung the board at the end of the series may be used with two insulators, while all the other boards should have three insulators. Thus when the wire reaches the first board it is tied to the first of the two insulators at the double end; from this point a loop is made for the lamp, and the line wire leaves from the other insulator on the double end. This is repeated on each board of the series until the last board, having only two insulators, is reached. On this board the line goes first to the insulator at one end of the board, then through the lamp to the insulator at the other end. From this point it starts back out ot the building, using as supports the free insulators on all of the boards having three insulating knobs. This makes a neat arrangement of the loop and at the same time a perfect insulation of both wires. The McDonald glass hanger board is being placed on the market by the Electric Appliance Company, Chicago.


Glass Hanger Board.



Keywords:Knob : McDonald Glass Hanger Board
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Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:December 30, 2010 by: Elton Gish;