The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#151466 - 04/01/03 06:49 PM More Old Splicing Techniques
Webmaster Offline

Administrator
Member

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3142
Loc: NY, USA
Here's some more pictures for our (upcoming) Nostalgic Area:
(Some picture quality sacrificed to speed up loading times)
- Thanks to Joe Goble, - mountainman













[This message has been edited by Webmaster (edited 04-01-2003).]

Top
Super Rod Cable Installation Tools

Super Rod Cable Rod System
Super Rod Cable Rod System -
Voted
Best Product of the Last 50 Years by members of NICEIC

#151467 - 04/01/03 07:45 PM Re: More Old Splicing Techniques
MinElectrcn Offline
Member

Registered: 06/17/02
Posts: 18
Loc: pekin,IL,usa
WOW! I CANT TELL IF THEY ARE SPLICING WIRE OR GETTING THEIR FISHING POLES READY. QUITE SOME CHANGE FROM THEN TILL NOW!

Top
#151468 - 04/01/03 09:18 PM Re: More Old Splicing Techniques
ThinkGood Offline
Member

Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 1084
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
Thanks for the scans--these are great. A change, indeed, from today's crimp-it, microwave-it, e-mail-it, overnight-mail-it, etc.

Top
#151469 - 04/02/03 03:30 AM Re: More Old Splicing Techniques
Electricmanscott Offline
Member

Registered: 01/12/02
Posts: 1478
Loc: Holden, MA USA
I'll never understand why people call it "The good old days"!

Top
#151470 - 04/02/03 06:52 AM Re: More Old Splicing Techniques
SvenNYC Offline
Member

Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1685
Loc: New York City
The Western Union splice technique will come in handy next time I have to splice a broken telephone wire in my house!!!

I'd use heatshrink to cover it though....instead of tape.

Top
#151471 - 04/02/03 08:09 AM Re: More Old Splicing Techniques
pauluk Offline
Member

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
I've actually used quite a few of these splices myself in telecoms/electronics work!

The "Western Union" splice was also commonly found in the U.K. in GPO Telephone manuals.

Top
#151472 - 04/02/03 11:13 AM Re: More Old Splicing Techniques
txsparky Offline
Member

Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 578
Loc: Magnolia,.Texas U.S.A.
Sure glad that that is a past practice I am very grateful to the feller(s) that invented wire nuts and kirneya!!
_________________________
Donnie

Top
#151473 - 04/02/03 12:14 PM Re: More Old Splicing Techniques
SvenNYC Offline
Member

Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1685
Loc: New York City
Don,

What is "kirneya?"

Anyone know when wire-nuts started being used? I'm assuming 1930s or 1940s?

Top
#151474 - 04/02/03 02:03 PM Re: More Old Splicing Techniques
Bjarney Offline
Moderator

Registered: 04/10/02
Posts: 2561
Loc: West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
Sven, you may be referring to an electrical connector with the brand name of "Kearney" http://www.cooperpower.com/AboutUs/history.asp They are now a division of Cooper Power...one of the big boys.

Top
#151475 - 04/02/03 02:17 PM Re: More Old Splicing Techniques
mamills Offline
Member

Registered: 11/30/01
Posts: 739
Loc: Wharton, Texas, USA
Bjarney:
Are Kearney's the same thing as "Split Bolt" connectors?

Mike (mamills)

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >



ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals