Got any paper insulated, oil-filled and lead-covered cable?

Anthony Capkun
April 09, 2012
April 9, 2012 - The Electrical Heritage Society of British Columbia seeks “a short piece of paper-insulated, oil-filled and lead-covered cable (with or without armour)”. This type of cable was once generally used for high-voltage feeders.
“I think any museum for electrical equipment should display a sample of this cable,” says the electrical heritage society, adding, “Many other types of cables and wires used in former days and would be interesting subjects for displays.”

If you have anything that fits the bill, email Karl Jessen at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Electrical Heritage Society of British Columbia has a display at the new EJTC Training Centre in Port Coquitlam, which you can see in our VIDEO as we toured the facility last fall.

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