Michael Blackstone - Atlanta GA
Bryant K. Maddox - Carrollton GA
Bobby A. Rowland - Carrollton GA
Stanley L. Tate - Carrollton GA
Southwire Company - Carrollton GA
Insulated wire, cable, and the like, is stripped of its insulation without damaging the wire. The insulated wire is preferably cooled to a low temperature, rendered brittle, and then continuously passed over roller means to effect fracturing and removal of the insulation. The bare wire is continuously recovered in an undamaged condition and the particles of insulation recycled where necessary. Wire straightening is optionally provided for straightening the bent wire after the insulation is removed.