Cutter's E. L. insulator prevents blackening of ceiling

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Electrical World

New York, NY, United States
vol. 16, no. 11, p. 193, col. 1


A Good Insulator. Judging from the popularity of the Cutter E. L. Insulator, the blackening of ceilings by arc light wires whould be less frequently met with than heretofore. The reason is quite plain, as there seems to be no practical way of avoiding the blackening when the ordinary porcelain insulators are used. But as this unsightly effect decreases rapidly as the distance between the wires and the ceilings becomes greater, this insulator seems to have practically solved the difficulty.

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Keywords:E. L. Insulator : Cutter
Researcher notes:The E. L. porcelain insulator had a larger diameter base with two holes for screws to attach to the ceiling. The smaller diameter center portion extended out from the base and had a groove on top to support the conductor wire and a small hole near the base to receive the tie wire. See advertisement for Great Western Electric Supply Co. dated October 11, 1890.
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Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:September 10, 2011 by: Elton Gish;