ArticlesArrester History is just my fun page. If you have any interesting historical photos of arresters to add, just let me know, I would love to add them here and elsewhere.
This photo was taken at the 2nd International Varistor Conference held at GE Corporate Research and Development Center Schenectady NY in 1988. ArresterWorks is trying to connect the photo and list of attendees. Anyone that can identify more attendees than listed in the identified atendee table can help by emailing Jonathan.Woodworth@Arresterworks.com. List of Attendees. . List of Identified Attendees
History of Arrester Used on Power Systems in the US
For the first time, a complete history of surge arresters used on power systems in the United States has been published. This history takes you from the first lightning protection devices to the latest polymner housed arresters of today. It comes in 4 parts and can be downloaded below.
US History of Arresters 1750-1890
US History of Arresters 1890-1930
US History of Arresters 1930-1965
US History of Arresters 1965-Present
A Concise History of Lightning Protection
Thomas Edison's Arrester Patent Article
Early History of Arrester Disconnectors
First Arrester Indicator Patent
First Arrester Disconnector Patent
Wanted Information Leading to the Discovery of Why Arresters are Grey
The Bennett Arrester Story
This is a story about a different type of arrester design. The arrester was named after the inventor Charles E Bennett. Enjoy
Original Bulletin from 1924
1925 Patent on this Arrester
So Where did the term Lightning Arrester come from?
Where were the First Arresters installed?
Musings on the Origins of the Lightning Arrester examines the questions above.
Documents of interest associated with Musings are
1847 Paper by Joseph Henry on Lightning
1852 Historical Sketch on the Telegraph and Arr
1855 US Patent on Atmospheric Discharger
1860 US Patent on Lightning Arrester
In 1907 the battle for market share and design domination was in full swing between the GE and Westinghouse companies. The Electrolyte Arrester Story provides a peek at what the battle entailed.
Click here for Close up of the Arrester
The Electric Supply Services Co Brochure 43 Years
The Crystal Valve Arrester Story
The Line Material Company