Lewis Self-Binding insulator

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Electrical Review

New York, NY, United States
vol. 5, no. 8, p. 7, col. 2-3

The Lewis Self-Binding Insulator.


We illustrate herewith the Lewis self-binding, high resistance insulator, which dispenses entirely with the use of the ordinary binding wire, and can be applied instantly to the line wire witout any tools whatever, whether it be on curves, against walls, under bridges, on roofs, or in any of the difficult positions often met with.


Fig. 1.
The Lewis Patent Self-Binding, High-Resistance Insulators


Fig. 1 shows the insulator as ordinarily used. As will be seen, the insulator terminates on the top in a conical screw. There is a "clip" which goes three-quarters around the insulator, with turn-up ends, through which the line wire passes. As the insulator is screwed down upon the pin, the clip and line wire, following the conical thread, go down until they reach the position shown in the cut, where both are firmly held, nor can they be detached without unscrewing the insulator from the pin, in which case they come off as easily as they went on. for all ordinary purposes the hold on the line wire, which becomes slightly bent around a portion of the insulator, is ample, but if, in special cases, a stronger grip is needed, it may be secured by the use of an additional tie wire, as shown in Fig. 2.


Fig. 2.
The Lewis Patent Self-Binding, High-Resistance Insulators


If desired, the clip may be dispensed with entirely, and an ordinary tie-wire used. In this case the line wire may be disconnected from the insulator by simply turning the latter round, and a new one put in without cutting the tie wire.


Keywords:Screw-top : Glass : Slater Lewis : Pope : American Iron Glass Pipe & Plate Company : CD 110.5 : CD 110.6 : CD 158.6
Researcher notes:CD 110.5 and CD 110.6 The insulators were made by the American Iron Glass Pipe & Plate Co. at Haverhill, MA.
Supplemental information: Patent: 276,839 Patent: 290,922 Articles: 5386, 5391
Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:January 16, 2009 by: Elton Gish;