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Where did term "Greenfield" come from? #76046
11/22/00 05:41 PM
11/22/00 05:41 PM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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Where did the term "Greenfield" come from?



[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 05-29-2003).]


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Re: Where did term "Greenfield" come from? #76047
11/30/00 12:34 PM
11/30/00 12:34 PM
sparky66wv  Offline
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For some reason I remember the explanation that "Greenfield" was a brand name of flexible conduit... As with "Kleins" (Lineman's Pliers) "Wire Nuts" (wire connectors) "Buchanons" (grounding crimps) "Penetrox" (Anti-Oxidant) "Kleenex" (tissue paper) "Vaseline" (petroleum jelly) etc.... You get the picture. Does anyone know any more particulars of the name?


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Re: Where did term "Greenfield" come from? #76048
12/03/00 06:39 PM
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Bill Addiss  Offline
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Joe,

I am aware of a man named Harry Greenfield who was a patenter of AC cable I believe. I have an Inquiry into AFC and will post their response if any. ... Unless you know and are testing us??


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