Feb 18, 2006

Made in U.S.A

I've never known what these things are called but they used to sit on power lines and have something to do with conducting electricity. Feel free to name it if you know :) I played with it in PhotoShop and like how it turned out.

I know its cropped too short on the bottom but I'm headed out for a day of shooting and don't have time to redo it. I wanted to get this up in case I wander too far from home and decide to spend the night somewhere.

6 comments:

  1. I don't know what they're called, but they don't conduct electricity, they resist it in a way. They're meant to keep electricity from escaping out the top of the contacts on poles (at least, to my understanding) in a large amount, thus keeping the power flowing along the lines. So.. in a way they *help* the lines to continue conducting, by acting as a resistor.

    Of course, I could be entirely wrong.

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  2. I just asked my BF (who knows everything) and he said they're called insulators.

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  3. That is very cool! Nice job with the processing!

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  4. Well I see your questions have been answered, and correctly too Glass does not conduct electricity so they make cheap insulators for the power companies. These are still used around here, hard to find one intact though, usually if you find them, its cause theyve shattered and fallen to the ground.

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  5. People collect these insulator caps; if it's in good condition it might be worth a few dollars. Hang on to it!

    I like the PP.

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  6. That's a great story. Waiting for more. film editing classes

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