- Item 74846 - Western Union splice, ca. 1920
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- Item 74846
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Central Maine Power Company linemen used this cable-splicing method, named the "Western Union" splice until the 1920s, when McIntyre splicing method became more popular.Show Details
The round turns of the splice are designed to tighten as the two wires pull away from one another.