Robert McMicking receives insulator patent


Publication: The British Colonist

Victoria, BC, Canada
vol. 35, no. 105, p. 3, col. 2

Patent Glass Insulator and Wood


By the mail which arrived here on Thursday Mr. R. B. McMicking received a patent for his recently invented improved glass insulator and bracket for air line telegraph. The patentee claims for his invention a simple mode for securing the insulator whereby it is prevented from leaving the bracket, and renders comparatively inactive vibrations which usually cause the insulator to jump from the bracket or become displaced. The insulator has been so designed as to combine a maximum of strength with a minimum of material, thus rendering it in addition peculiarly adapted for, transportation to remote districts. The patent bears date March 21, 1876, and gives to the patentee the exclusive right of manufacture throughout the Dominion for a term of five years. We understand that Mr. McMicking's patent is one of the first if not the first which has originated [sic] originated in this Province.


Keywords:Robert McMicking
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:January 4, 2011 by: Bob Stahr;