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(Recessed-embossed on skirt)
These only come in white
This style of insulator was patented by Morton Harloe so that a
tie wire did not have to be used to secure the conductor to the insulator.
This would save considerable time for a lineman. This insulator would
have been very difficult to manufacture. In fact, it could not have
been made using a wet process manufacturing technique. Instead, it would
have required that the insulator be molded using a process technique in
which clay is pressed into a mold of this shape.
The Value Guide for Unipart and Multipart Porcelain Insulators estimates
that there are 15-20 U-184s. Of these, 11 were in the hands of the
collectors participating in the survey. With such a small number,
it should be possible to compile a record of each one to see if that estimate
is correct and to provide a record to identify each one. Click
here to see the inventory to date.
This page created November 29, 2001