Fred Locke displayed insulators at the 22nd Annual Convention of the American Street Railway Association.

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Electrical World and Engineer

New York, NY, United States
vol. 42, no. 10, p. 395, col. 1


MR. FRED. LOCKE, of Victor, N. Y., associated with Archbold-Brady Co., of Syracuse, had a most striking and effective display of his celebrated high-tension porcelain insulators. A separate dark room had been fitted up, containing the high-potential transformer of Prof. Smith, of Worcester Polytechnic, as described recently in these columns. It is capable of giving a potential of 175,000 volts and with it over 100,000 was thrown on groups of porcelain and glass insulators to show how they could stand up under the enormous strain. Mr. Locke was himself present and was gratified at the astonished expressions from visitors in regard to the resisting powers of his porcelain insulators. A variety of the insulators were also shown in the Archbold-Brady space, as well as Locke glass insulators; and the space was at night beautifully lit up by several types of Nernst lamps, for which the Syracuse firm are agents.


Keywords:Fred Locke
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Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:December 26, 2011 by: Elton Gish;