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Old Hook #152086
11/26/03 03:20 PM
11/26/03 03:20 PM
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I was wondering if you have ever seen support hooks like the attached. They were removed by a co-worker from his house (which is apprx. 120 years old). The triplex going to his house was supported by a more standard porcelain insulator, and this hook was nearby. Note in the second picture the slot in the middle w/the threading... looks like the wire was put through there and some sort of cap went over the top. In my 13 short years in the business I have never seen these and was wondering if anyone else has!

-Ian

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11/28/03 12:32 PM
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I think I seen something similar in a place that had Delco power.

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11/28/03 07:44 PM
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The threading looks like it accepted a porcelain insulator at one time...

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The thread is for a standard glass pin-type insulator and are fairly common in older neighborhoods in my area. Some are still in use.
Mike

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12/02/03 11:46 PM
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NJwirenut,
You're right there!.
The groove in the thread, is so that the Porcelain Insulator doesn't split when screwed on to the hook. [Linked Image]


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