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Yandell's Patent Glass Block

Yandell's Patent Glass Block

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Object Name
CD 1014 Glass Block 1014NE010
date made
ca 1855
Physical Description
aqua (insulator color)
inserted in (bracket connector/connecting technique)
inserted in (insulator connector/connecting technique)
glass (insulator material)
wood (bracket material)
overall: 3 in x 2 in; 7.62 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
from the Old Time Telegraphers Association, thru William Kline
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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