Cable and Pipe Display of 345 KV feeder cable

Description (Brief):

Electric power lines have been connecting generating plants to customers since Thomas Edison put lines under the streets of New York City in 1880. Today aluminum lines like these carry electricity hundreds of miles. Hanging these high-voltage lines from towers allows the heat generated by their electrical resistance to dissipate into the air. The expanded area near the center is where the cable connects to an insulator.

Date Made: ca 1970

Location: Currently not on view (cable part)

See more items in: Work and Industry: Electricity, Energy & Power


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: from Consolidated Edison Company of New York, thru B. P. Stengren

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: EM.330142Catalog Number: 330142Accession Number: 294058

Object Name: Cable Samplepower transmission cableselectrical cable

Measurements: overall: 112 in x 24 in x 24 in; 284.48 cm x 60.96 cm x 60.96 cm


Record Id: nmah_1253857

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