Attachment of suspension. This particular model is used when trolley wire comes to end at a hanger. The ear has two purposes: holding the wire and splicing it. The ends of the trolley wire are passed through and bent back over the openings (h).
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International Correspondence Schools A Textbook on Electric Lighting and Railways (Scranton, PA: International Textbook Company, 1901)
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