M-3022 #1

By Steven Montpas; posted December 11, 2019

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This stunning ultra rare M-3022 was found at an estate/yard sale in Hudson Maine. Very small multipart standing only 6 inches high and unmarked with no damage. With my research of the area so far points to a 25 cycle line that once fed power to nearby towns from the Milford Dam on the Penobscot river. It was the first Hydroelectric facility in the state at this time. Unfortunately i can find no literature stating what type of insulator company was used on this line. Most likely a New Lexington product with a full crown on top and no indents on the sides. I put a good guess on the year 1905-6 Update...I recently came across an article after looking up the chief engineer that designed the powerhouse at the dam. His name was Wallace Clyde Johnson. This was the same engineer that designed The Niagara/ NY high tension system and the Shawinigan Power to Montreal Quebec as well as a long list of other projects. Now my only connection of the usage of NL insulators to the Milford Dam in Maine would be that the designing engineer used them on his Niagara project as well.