Device for fastening wires to insulators

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Western Electrician

Chicago, IL, United States
vol. 10, no. 2, p. 18, col. 2

Device for Fastening Wires to Insulators.


Device for Fastening Wires to Insulators.


A close inspection of the accompanying cut will reveal that the fixture there represented is an insulator and not a bottle neck. The device, which is an invention of G. S. Albanese of Orange, N. J., was constructed with an idea of facilitating the work of the linemen in stringing and repairing telegraph lines. The arrangement consists of an insulator provided with a neck-band sprung, as shown, into an annular groove, a U-shaped lever pivoted to this band and provided with eyes, and a fastening link that is pivoted to the eyes, and provided with a hook-shaped portion for engaging the wire. When the lever is swung in a downward direction the bent portion presses the wire into the annular groove of the insulator so that the rounded end of the bail forms a continuation of the neckband. In this position the line wire is firmly locked to the insulator.


Researcher notes: 
Supplemental information: 
Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:January 5, 2009 by: David Wiecek;