Glass telephone poles being manufactured

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Crockery & Glass Journal

New York, NY, United States
vol. 66, no. 11, p. 26, col. 2



GLASS telegraph poles are the latest wrinkles in Europe, according to an official report from Consular Agent Kothe, at Frankfort, Germany. He says a firm in that city has secured patents and started a factory for the manufacture of poles of glass in which strong wire threads are intertwined to give the proper strength.

One of the principal advantages, he asserts, will be their use in tropical countries, where wooden poles are quickly destroyed by insects and climatic influences. The imperial post department of Germany has ordered a lot of these poles for experimental purposes on one section of its lines. They will cost about $6 per pole of twenty three feet.


Researcher notes: 
Supplemental information: 
Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:September 24, 2006 by: Elton Gish;