Exhibits of Locke Insulator Mfg. Company at Street Railway Convention represented by Fred Locke

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Western Electrician

Chicago, IL, United States
vol. 33, no. 11, p. 199-200, col. 3,1


Convention Notes and Personal Gossip.

The exhibits of the Locke Insulator Manufacturing Company of Victor, N. Y., combined with that of the Archbold-Brady Company, were one of the centers of attraction. Mr. Locke's high-tension insulator test formed a very brilliant evening display. The 500-volt current of the local street railway line was employed to run the motor, dynamo and transformer used in the tests, which were made at from 50,000 to 125,000 volts, the ratio of the transformer being as 1,500 to 1. The transformer had a capacity of 175,000 volts and was made by Professor Harold B. Smith of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The practice followed in testing the Locke insulators was precisely the same as applied in the factory. The gentlemen representing the companies concerned in this exhibit were Fred M. Locke of Victor, N. Y., William K. Archbold, Paul T. Brady, M. A. Dunne and J. R. McIntyre. Walter Goddard of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute was in charge of the transformer and high voltage tests.

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Keywords:Fred Locke : Locke Insulator Manufacturing Company
Researcher notes:The convention referred to is the annual meeting of the American Street Railway Association.
Supplemental information: 
Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:March 21, 2009 by: Bob Stahr;