Bloe's & Harloe patent

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Scientific American

New York, NY, United States
vol. 80, no. 14, p. 216, col. 2



To provide a device which will serve both as an insulator and as a bracket for sustaining a wire, and which is adapted both to exterior and interior wiring, is the purpose of the invention illustrated in our engraving. The insulator, it will be observed, has a body portion eccentrically pivoted so that it can swing. The lower and heavier portion of the body is provided with three studs separated by grooves. Of these three studs, the central one is triangular in shape and is undercut to form an overhanging end. The two remaining studs are also provided with overhanging ends. In placing a heavy wire on the insulator, the body-portion may be rocked, and the wire laid in one of the grooves. By rocking the body-portion to the opposite side, the wire may be laid in the other groove and on the triangular central stud. In this manner the heaviest wire may be bent upon the insulator with ease. If it be so desired, the wire may be further secured in place by a fastening, as shown in the illustration; but the use of such a fastening is not always necessary. By mounting the body portion so that it can rock, the insulator is enabled to yield to the sag of the wire and is not readily jarred or broken. The insulator has been patented by the inventors, Wilton S. Bloes and Morton Harloe, of Peckville, Penn.


Bloes' and Harloe's Insulator.



Keywords:Harloe Insulator Company
Researcher notes: 
Supplemental information: Patent: 621,661
Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:December 31, 2009 by: Bob Stahr;