Wood Amongst the Wires
The Temporary Solution
by Fred Padgett & Walter P. Ruedrich
216 pages, 8 1/2" x 11", softbound (2000)
- When, where, why, and how were insulators made of wood manufactured for
use by San Francisco's street railway and by whom were they made?
- Once there were only round dome and saddle groove San Francisco wooden
insulators. Now available to collectors are 216 pages of historical
information about these unusual artifacts including 209 half tone
photographs, numerous graphics, maps, and charts, and a full color insert
showing the most colorful woods.
- Featured are photographs by Richard Peterson of overhead feeder lines
before their removal in the 1970's and 1980's, historical photographs taken
before and at the time the wooden insulators were installed, and anecdotes
provided by key collectors whose efforts are greatly responsible for the
preservation of many of San Francisco wood insulators.
- Many remarkable and unusual examples of San Francisco wooden insulators
from top collections are pictured along with several surprises.
- $20.00 postpaid
- Send check to:
- Mary Anne Ruedrich
1092 Lorne Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
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