Antenna Insulator, 1918

Summary

Insulators--made of poor electrical conductors such as glass, ceramic, plastic, or composite materials--help make electric power and communication transmission lines safe. They isolate wires from utility poles, transmission towers, and buildings--structures that are made of conductive materials that could cause signal degradation, power loss, fire, or pose a shock hazard if the lines touched them.

Insulators--made of poor electrical conductors such as glass, ceramic, plastic, or composite materials--help make electric power and communication transmission lines safe. They isolate wires from utility poles, transmission towers, and buildings--structures that are made of conductive materials that could cause signal degradation, power loss, fire, or pose a shock hazard if the lines touched them.

Artifact

Insulator

Date Made

1918

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

90.0.85.29

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Porcelain (Material)

Color

White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 3 in

Width: 3.25 in

Length: 4 in

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