New Police and Fire Telegraph in Brooklyn

[Trade Journal]

Publication: The Telegrapher

New York, NY, United States
vol. 10, no. 438, p. 293, col. 2

New Police and Fire Telegraph Lines in



A NEW and superior telegraph line has recently been constructed in Brooklyn for the Police and Fire Departments, extending from Fulton avenue, through Reid avenue, to Bushwick avenue; and from Reid and De Kalb avenue to Nostrand avenue on De Kalb, two and three quarter miles long.

Another line has also been built from the Fifth Precinct Station House through Ten Eyck, Hope, Ewen and Second streets, to Wyckoff street, Williamsburgh (where it connects with their other line), one and a half miles long. The total of new line is five and a quarter miles.

The poles are thirty-five feet in length, with No. 9 English galvanized wire, and screw glass insulators on cross-arms.

Mr. Robert Brown was the contractor and builder, and he is still engaged in filling the streets of New York and Brooklyn with huge telegraph poles.


Researcher notes: 
Supplemental information: 
Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:January 7, 2006 by: Elton Gish;