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  1. Stobie pole

    A Stobie pole is a power line pole made of two steel joists held apart by a slab of concrete in the middle. It was invented by Adelaide Electricity Supply Company design engineer James Cyril Stobie. Stobie used materials easily at hand due to the shortage of suitably long, strong, straight and termite-resistant timber in South Australia. In July 1924 the patent application for the pole design was submitted in both English and French, and accepted in Nov 1925. Stobie described his invention as "an improved pole adopted to be used for very many purposes, but particularly for carrying electric cables, telegraph wires... [it] consists of two flanged beams of iron or steel, preferably rolled steel joist of 'H' or of channel sections, placed one beside the other with their flanges inward and preferably at a very slight angle one with the other and held together by means of tie bolts, the space between them being filled with cement concrete." Stobie and John Brookman were so confident of the new pole that they formed 'The Stobie Pole Syndicate' for the purpose of patenting the design and then selling the patent or manufacturing rights. The Hume Pipe Company became their first agents and, while there were numerous international enquiries, South Australia has remained, virtually, the only place where they are widely used. Stobie poles are reasonably common in Broken Hill, New South Wales, as well as the Darwin, Northern Territory CBD and a few thousand are installed across Tasmania. A few also exist in isolated settlements in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia such as Eucla and Rawlinna.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stobie pole in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stobie pole in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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