Telephone line construction in Scotland

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Electrical World

New York, NY, United States
vol. 14, no. 21, p. 339, col. 1-2

Telephone Line Construction in Scotland.

The recent letter of our special correspondent dated from Edinburgh gave some account of telephone line construction as practiced in Scotland, and the excellent work accomplished by Mr. A. R. Bennett, general manager of the National Telephone Company, whose lines cover the whole of Scotland, practically. The planting of poles in the streets being forbidden, it has become necessary to run the lines on the roofs of the houses; and as these are mostly of the gabled type, with very sloping roofs, the construction shown in the accompanying illustration, Fig. 1, has been adopted. The pole, it will be seen, rests on a cast-iron foot consisting of a semi-cylindrical base into which the upright pole of wrought iron fits. The pole, is guyed by two wires, and the whole makes a very stiff and neat arrangement.


Figs. 1, 2, 3, and 4. Telephone Line Construction in Edinburgh.


The cross-arms upon the pole are made of wrought iron and in a very substantial and neat manner. Our illustration, Fig. 3, shows the arm in section, and Figs. 3 and 4, respectively, a plan and elevation of the s