Matt Weldon

Matt Weldon

Posted on 09/30/2013


Photo taken on September 24, 2013



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CD 230 Hemingray 512 glass insulators in service use

CD 230 Hemingray 512 glass insulators in service use
829 W Cherry St., Bluffton, Indiana

Last week I made a trip back down to Bluffton, Indiana and shot about 40 more poles with glass insulators. Sadly, some of the street lighting circuits got changed over on some of the poles.

This shot shows two CD 230 Hemingray 512 glass insulators in service use along with a couple of older looking transformers one being a Line Material can and an old mercury vapor street light.

IE_RICK, Hungry4Power, Pinnerbark, Jesse Lor and 3 other people have particularly liked this photo


11 comments - The latest ones
SW Ohio Lines
SW Ohio Lines
Wonderful find and shot! I like the glass insulators and the LM can on the right.
3 years ago.
Matt Weldon has replied to SW Ohio Lines
Thanks and thanks for the info on the can.
3 years ago.
Power Lines
Power Lines
Lots of nice stuff on this pole! The transformer on the right looks to be an old Line Material unit. I like the old street-light too, along with the glass insulators and pineapple spool deadend!
3 years ago.
Matt Weldon has replied to Power Lines
Thanks! If you look at google street view the two wires with the two pineapple spools were added since the google August 2011 photo.
3 years ago.
David Dahle
David Dahle
Interesting that Bluffton seems to still be maintaining a series system. The small can on the line arm is an isolation transformer - these apparently are almost mandatory when using MV or HPS lamps on series because they need a bit more than the usual 6.6 amperes.
3 years ago.
Matt Weldon has replied to David Dahle
Thanks David and for that info! Yeah there are a lot of those small isolation transformers all around Bluffton on the street lighting circuits.
3 years ago.
Tony Glen
Tony Glen
Love that glass! Got a close up of them?
3 years ago.
Matt Weldon has replied to Tony Glen
Thanks! I got some shots showing the same glass insulators slightly closer but not super close.
3 years ago.
Pinnerbark
Pinnerbark
I like the old transformers and the street light.. Also like the clear insulators..
3 years ago.
Matt Weldon has replied to Pinnerbark
Thanks!
3 years ago.
IE_RICK
IE_RICK
The trans on left looks blue.
3 years ago.