Broken Bottles Used for Insulators

Oregon Farmers

[Trade Journal]

Publication: National Glass Budget

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
vol. 24, no. 21, p. 4, col. 1-2

Broken Bottles Used for Insulators.

The farmers in a hop-growing section of Oregon constructed a farmers' telephone line by using such materials as they happened to have at hand. The line was built of wire which had been used as a trellis for the vines. This wire was tied to the necks of bottles which took the place of the ordinary glass or porcelain insulator. A large spike driven through leather washers and into the pole or cross arm fastened the neck of the bottle to the support.


Researcher notes: 
Supplemental information: 
Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:February 15, 2008 by: David Wiecek;