Pyrex 233 Insilators in Service, Rockland, MA, Photo 2

By Joe Maurath, Jr.; posted May 28, 2017

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This has got to be among the very best looking poles still in service around here! The insulators are CD 322 Pyrex-233s. This is along an approximately ten mile stretch of 13.8kv feeder circuit between North Abington and Norwell, MA. This line was rebuilt in 1960 by the Brockton Edison Company and many of the predecessor insulators were reused. The original line was constructed in early 1910 by the Electric Light and Power Company of Abington and Rockland. Currently National Grid is the owner. It appears that nearly half of the earlier insulators (mostly teens through 30s Locke multiparts of various designs) were "recycled" during this project which included new poles and wire along the route. The latter is 477 aluminum strand. Only a handful of the Pyrex ones remain. This is the only pole fully outfitted with them. What a truly a beautiful and terrific sight to see, especially on a sunny day! Click "Next" for another view. Photos taken 05-28-2017.