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Accession number 1993.2
Object ID 1993.2
Object Name Puller, Switch
Collection Object/Artifact Collection
Date ca. 1910s
Description Switch Puller from Lawrence Street Power Substation (IRT).
This high tension switch stick enabled subway substation operators to disconnect switches carrying up to 19,000 volts (AC).
Lance type puller with wood pole and copper funnel shield mounted at mid-point.
Copper funnel used to deflect possible electric arcs.
Dimension Details 8-in. OW x 6 ft. OL
Material Wood/Copper
People/Corporations Interborough Rapid Transit Company
Subjects Subways--New York (State)--New York
Substations, Electric
Subways--Electric equipment--New York (State)--New York.
Electric substations--New York (State)--New York.
Search Terms Puller, Switch
Substation/Powerhouse Lawrence Substation (IRT)
Operating Agency Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT)
Number of images 2