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Poles Ltd

Poles Limited
98 Park Lane, W1
England


The Adastra Pole is manufactured from high quality steel, and built up of tapered elliptical or circular sections. The sections overlap when assembled, and are drawn tightly together by means of cable and winch straining gear, thus forming a strong friction joint. When nested, the sections occupy a minimum of space. Transport charges are accordingly greatly reduced and portability much facilited. The cross-arms and brackets have tapered sleeves. Erection is very simple, reducing labour costs to an absolute minimum. By virtue of its design and the protection afforded by galvanising, maintenance costs are negligible. Precast stone bases of very attractive design can be supplied if ornamentation is considered desirable and for abnormal soil conditions a concrete plinth may be cast round the pole in-situ - APLE Conference Programme 1939


The firm mention that they have made efforts to achieve the ideas put forward by the Royal Arts Commission which were simplicity, efficiency and refinement - but they don't actually state that their designs were approved! Columns were manufactured from tapered hexagonal, elliptical or circular sections. The sections overlap when assembled and are drawn together using straining gear, thus forming a strong friction joint. Sections only occupy a small space during transportation, aiding costs. Cross arms and brackets have tapered sleeves. There is accommodation in the base for auxiliary apparatus such as chokes, condensers etc. Cast bases of attractive design can be supplied if desired. - APLE Conference Programme 1945


References:
APLE Conference Programme Glasgow 1939
APLE Conference Programme Glasgow 1945