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#151466 - 04/01/03 10:49 PM More Old Splicing Techniques  
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#151467 - 04/01/03 11:45 PM Re: More Old Splicing Techniques  
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WOW! I CANT TELL IF THEY ARE SPLICING WIRE OR GETTING THEIR FISHING POLES READY. QUITE SOME CHANGE FROM THEN TILL NOW!


#151468 - 04/02/03 01:18 AM Re: More Old Splicing Techniques  
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Thanks for the scans--these are great. A change, indeed, from today's crimp-it, microwave-it, e-mail-it, overnight-mail-it, etc.


#151469 - 04/02/03 07:30 AM Re: More Old Splicing Techniques  
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I'll never understand why people call it "The good old days"!


#151470 - 04/02/03 10:52 AM Re: More Old Splicing Techniques  
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The Western Union splice technique will come in handy next time I have to splice a broken telephone wire in my house!!! [Linked Image]

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


#151471 - 04/02/03 12:09 PM Re: More Old Splicing Techniques  
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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.


#151472 - 04/02/03 03:13 PM Re: More Old Splicing Techniques  
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Sure glad that that is a past practice [Linked Image] I am very grateful to the feller(s) that invented wire nuts and kirneya!!


Donnie

#151473 - 04/02/03 04:14 PM Re: More Old Splicing Techniques  
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Don,

What is "kirneya?"

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


#151474 - 04/02/03 06:03 PM Re: More Old Splicing Techniques  
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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.


#151475 - 04/02/03 06:17 PM Re: More Old Splicing Techniques  
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Bjarney:
Are Kearney's the same thing as "Split Bolt" connectors?

Mike (mamills)


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