Historical information

Items show two different wire terminations - fully wrapped - 7 wires and part wrapped and secured by bending the wire. Shows how the galvanized span wire - 7 strands - can corrode within the insulator and lead to failure if not inspected and replaced. The items were probably erected by the SEC during the mid 1930s and replaced by the BTM 2024. Salvaged from Wendouree Parade during overhead span wire replacement and repair work March 2024 undertaken by the BTM. See also item 9020 for a corroded pole eye bolt.


Demonstrates a corroded span wire and a typical egg type insulator.

Physical description

Overhead equipment - two brown egg insulators with associated corroded span wire.