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Submitted: Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 19:57
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What is this object, why is it unique & if you are on a roll where is it?
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Reply By: B1B2 - Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 20:09

Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 20:09
OTL pole, made collapsible to be carried on camels, in sandy torrain probably Eucla.

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Follow Up By: batsy - Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 20:14

Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 20:14
Yes Bill take two lollies from the jar but Eucla not correct.
The spigot or base was rammed into the earth & the pole was then inserted in the spigot.
It was made that way to carry & also we were told the spigot was less susceptible to damage.
Too easy.
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Reply By: Member - Jim S1 - Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 20:40

Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 20:40
So if it's not Eucla, where is it Batsy?

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Follow Up By: batsy - Friday, May 15, 2020 at 08:16

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 08:16
About 300m from the Eyre Bird Observatory Jim, one of the few still standing proud & visible.
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Reply By: equinox - Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 20:51

Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 20:51
Eyre. Near the Old Telegraph station?
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Follow Up By: batsy - Friday, May 15, 2020 at 08:17

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 08:17
Correct equinox as above , 300m from the Eyre Bird Observatory.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jim S1 - Friday, May 15, 2020 at 12:27

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 12:27
Thanks Batsy

Went to the Bird Observatory many many moons ago.

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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 21:06

Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 21:06
Could be anywhere.
That design pole was used all over the place including the Adelaide CBD from memory.
The sand and vegetation suggests it might be Israelite Bay area?
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 08:51

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 08:51
The pole is an Oppenheimer telegraph pole. Their design varied a little, some were round in section and some were oval. There are more references here.



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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 09:12

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 09:12
Anyone travelling the Landsborough Highway, between Kynuna & McKinlay, may have noticed a few remaining telegraph poles, similar to the Oppenheimer version that Peter mentions. They appear to be smaller in diameter, than Batsy's version, and are galvanised too.

There's a few examples, a few Kms east of Wild Duck Ck, about 30kms west of Kynuna.

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Follow Up By: batsy - Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 20:30

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 20:30
I have just dug up a photo of the poles. They are marked as "Bullers Ltd. London" also have "Patented interchangeable pole" stamped on them.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 23:45

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 23:45
From the Allied Insulators site - "This continued until 1959 when there was an agreement between Bullers Ltd and Taylor Tunnicliff to form Allied Insulators," - and - Bullers "were supplying porcelain Insulators complete with Ironwork in large quantities."

They are still going as part of Allied Insulators today. They made the poles under licence from Oppenheimer's.
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Follow Up By: batsy - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 19:48

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 19:48
Bob Y , I knew I had photos of the poles you described at Kynuna. Here is the best one close to Kynuna.
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