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Telegraph Line Insulator - AGEE CD 490 Type III, 1930-1937 Object Reg. No: ST 037181

Summary:
AGEE CD 490 Type III telegraph line insulator, said to be from the East-West Transcontinental Telegraph Line. Manufactured sometime between 1930 and 1937. Insulator is made from purple glass and is of a double umbrella shape. Made in Sydney by Australian Glass Manufacturers.
Description:
Glass telegraph line insulator of double umbrella shape. Glass is coloured purple.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs J. Baxter, 1986
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 130 mm (Height), 108 mm (Width), 108 mm (Length), 108 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: electric insulators, telegraphy
Themes this item is part of: Telegraphy Collection, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Telegraphy
Tertiary Classification: components
Inscriptions: Embossed on outside of bell:
"AGEE
30"

Embossed near lower edge of bell:
"10"
Manufacturer: Australian Glass Manufacturers (AGM), 1930

Embossed '30' on object indicates 1930 as date of manufacture.
References: Websites accessed 27 March 2009:
http://www.cjow.com/archive/article.php?month=6&;a=06From%20the%20Land%20Down%20Under%20Australian%20Insulators.htm&year=1986
http://www.oldengine.org/members/plowe/insulators/history.htm

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