Collectibles--General (Modern)/large insulator
I found this insulator in my fathers basement, he worked for the power company for 33 years. I'm having a hard time finding any information on it online. can you lend a hand?
Hi Justin --
This is a high voltage suspension style insulator. These have been imported from France and probably date from the 1960's. Initially they were made by a company called Sediver which later sold out to a glass company out of Brazil. They link together in a string to provide very high voltage insulation (about 15,000V per section) -- frequently used on high tension towers of 115,000-230,000 Volts. These are collectible and typically trade in the $8-$15 range for a section. Here is a link to more information on this type of insulator:
The bell style you have is not pictured in the link, but they were used in areas with fog or air pollution to provide additional protection. Here is a link with some like you have in use:
Hope this helps!! Thanks, --Bob