Austin Insulators, Inc.

This Mississauga, Ontario, Canada company has supplied Radio Frequency (RF) insulators since 1933.  These insulators include tower base insulators, and guy strain insulators.  You can learn more by going to the company's web site at

Company Pre-History
A.O. Austin graduates from Leland Stanford University and starts working for Pacific Gas & Electric of California.  He is sent east to serve as an insulator inspector.
Austin leaves P.G. & E. and starts working for Lima Insulator Co., Lima, New York
The Lima plant burns down.  Austin goes to work for Ohio Brass, Barberton, Ohio in the insulator division.
Company History
A.O. Austin leaves Ohio Brass and starts A.O. Austin, Inc. in Barberton, Ohio
After Austin dies, Decca Records acquires A.O. Austin, Inc. for its Navigation Division.  Design and production facilities are moved from Barberton, Ohio to Toronto, Ontario

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