CD 160 as a hanger for a forestry insulator

By Bill Meier; posted November 11, 2008

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Here is a nice setup. The lag screw anchors the yoke into the tree, the insulator is tied to the yoke, and the pin comes down and holds a split porcelain insulator, which is held together by a wrap of wire around the tips of the holder than comes down from the pin.

You get the insulation of a double petticoat insulator, and the wire is free to slide in the split porcelain insulator.

Nice that it's a CD 160 Hemingray too, as I'm a Hemingray collector :-)

This setup is called the "Holmes Tree Insulator" and is covered under the patent:

by Welles F. Holmes in 1899