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 Return to top of page · Post #: 16 · Written at 7:45:16 PM on 13 September 2020.
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
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In 1991 one of the electrical tape manufacturers released clear as a colour. It didn't last long and probably for good reason. At a glance it was not possible to tell from a glance that a connection was insulated.

I was on a job (a foreign order across the road from where I was serving my apprenticeship) and applying clear electrical tape over line clamps and the 'Conno' (industry slang for connecting officer) from the Sydney County Council wanted to know why I was insulating a joint with sellotape and I said I wasn't, it was clear electrical tape. Upon closer inspection he agreed, though I don't think he liked the idea.

The clear colour was short-lived, probably because it created a lot of similar confusion.

If anyone remembers Nev Hooke's garage in Gladesville, that's where the job was. The place is still standing but I don't think Nev is now.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

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