Publication: The Telegrapher
New York, NY, United States
Screw Glass Insulators.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE TELEGRAPHER.
Two parties have been fighting in the courts over their rights as patentees of the screw glass insulators, and spending money freely to win a victory. The learned Court has decided in favor of one and injuncted the other, when neither patent is worth a copper.
You will recollect, Mr. Editor, when you worked House, twenty years ago, that the "hat block" House insulator was an iron one, with a screw glass inside, and that the line builders carried a cutter, with which they cut a thread on the top of the sharpened pole, and then screwed the insulator on.
Then, why this costly lawsuit for a shadow? Will some one explain?