Lot 165

Price Realized:  $908
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U-358 MEMCO, Brown w/ Hardware; Unusual and eye-catching bus bar insulator!
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Lot 165: U-358 MEMCO  Color: Brown w/ Hardware  Description: This "Edison style" insulator was produced in the 1910's and was developed by General Electric Edison Co. It was used in a factory in Chelsea, MA for use as a large bus bar substation insulator. A handful of them, in various conditions, were recently removed. F.E. Getts was issued patent number 1,380,550 on June 7, 1921 for a bus bar sandwiched between two vertical clamping plates. An interesting combination of materials: the cap on the insulator appears to be cast iron, one of the plates is bronze, and the second plate is steel. Wonderful condition! An unusual and eye-catching piece of hardware!
Estimate: $150 - $200  Open: $1
Price Realized:  $908

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