David Dahle

David Dahle

Posted on 07/19/2014


Photo taken on June 26, 2004


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Old GE cans

Old GE cans
A couple retired GE cans I had spotted in the Parker, SD municipal yard - showing the common "trapezoidal GE" clone of the Westinghouse transformer and an older octagonal style like one Andrew Hudson found in use on Alabama Power: www.ipernity.com/doc/connecticut_power_lines/33243395

Two other shots I took the same day - the transformer visible at the top is a Westy - www.ipernity.com/doc/ndlinegeek/18521755 and here's another view of these two cans: www.ipernity.com/doc/ndlinegeek/18521813

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Power Lines
Power Lines
Interesting photo of those old cans. They're definitely right-on for resembling these:
www.ipernity.com/doc/connecticut_power_lines/33243395
www.ipernity.com/doc/connecticut_power_lines/20106605
4 years ago.
James E Hackett
James E Hackett
They are quite interesting to see that close. I never know the GE logo was casted right on the top of these things. Looks like the top can be removed pretty easily too for repair. It would be neat to see the windings inside.
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
David Dahle has replied to James E Hackett
Remember, these early cans had pigtail leads - so it could be either they shipped without leads and the utility had to use a specified grade of wire for the connections or for easy replacement access. Looks like the front one has eyebolts to make lifting into place easier.
4 years ago.
Justin S
Justin S
From when they made stuff to last!
4 years ago.
Pinnerbark
Pinnerbark
Those are some old crossarm hung transformers there.. I don't think Duke Power ever used crossarm hung cans in my area of upstate SC as I do see old transformers still in use but are bolted to the pole..
4 years ago.