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C.E.L. Co. 1879-?
Reprinted from "INSULATORS - Crown Jewels of the Wire", June 1971, page 30
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Hi, you busy people.
Have one earth-shaking find. (?) Traded for a Lynchburg No. 1 CD 251. Upon
close inspection I find that the mold it came out of is the same as NEGM Co.
/"Patent June 17, 1890". The quotation marks are very distinct, as is
most of the rear embossing. The NEGM Co. can be made out if one knows what
should be there. Lynchburg used the 1 in 17 for his 1. The insulator is slightly
shorter than my NEGM Co., due to the mold having been reworked for drips. Now
tell me the story about how this mold got around.
Also, have you read the P. G. E. Newsletter for this month on "Energy
Story, Part I"? Quote: "A coal-burning steam engine powered the two
small dynamos in the nation's first commercial generating station selling
electricity to the public. It was built by a P. G. E. predecessor in 1879 in San
Francisco, and California Electric Light Company's power was used to light the
premises of some of the more enterprising businesses in the city.
So . . . C. E. L. Co. 1879-?