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An Australian Bullers Pole

A Bullers Interchangeable Pole

I recently received an email from Australia regarding an interesting survivor of the Telegraph age

Hi, Could you help me with some dates on this telegraph pole I picked from the Roe Plain, Western Australia? It was part of the Overland Telegraph Line from Adelaide to Perth. The pole has raised lettering BULLERS LIMITED LONDON PATENT INTERCHANGEABLE POLE the insulators are marked BULLERS LTD LONDON.

bullers pole

The pole complete with insulators

bullers interchangeable pole

Bullers Limited London. Patent Interchangeable Pole

bullers interchangeable pole insulator

After viewing the images and I suggest the insulator is dated c1900 - c1910 and after reference to 'Bullers of Milton' by Sue Taylor, I found this image of Bullers Poles. It would appear from its design the pole in question is part type D and a simplified part type E

bullers interchangeable pole catalogue

Bullers Catalogue page copy

bullers interchangeable pole in situ

A Bullers pole in situ. Its level of preservation is excellent