Locke bus-bar insulator

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Street Railway Journal

New York, NY, United States
p. 531, col. 2


A new bus-bar insulator made by the Locke Insulator Manufacturing Company, of Victor, N. Y., is illustrated herewith. It is one of those useful things that when an engineer wants he wants very badly, and often has to spend a good deal of time and money in getting up something of his own for the purpose. It will be noted that the insulator is mounted on the pin at the bottom and on top of the insulator is a cast-iron cap. Above this is a wrought-iron strip secured by a pivot at its center to the cast-iron cap. That turns freely on the pivot, so that if the bus-bar is not wide enough to fill up the entire space between the threaded posts at the end of the strip, the whole strip can be turned so that the posts will come in contact on either side as shown, and then the strip across the top of the bus-bar is held securely against the bus-bar by screwing down the nuts on the posts. This makes it impossible for the bus-bar to get out of position or tip over. Hence the device is available for holding a bus-bar of any width securely.


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Keywords:Locke Insulator Manufacturing Company : Bus Bar Insulator
Researcher notes:The insulator is similiar to U-648.
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Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:October 13, 2010 by: Elton Gish;