History Salisbury has been setting industry standards since 1855. For over 150 years, Salisbury has been the name an entire industry trusts to provide the finest safety products available. Salisbury pioneered the manufacturing of linemen’s Rubber Protective Equipment in the early 1920’s. Back in the early 1900’s, Salisbury was approached by a local utility in the Chicago area about general safety. The question raised was how to create a safer working environment for linemen working on energized lines. Salisbury worked with the local utility by taking garden hose and cutting them lengthwise in a way that would cover the lines. These hoses were then secured by electrical tape and this led to the Salisbury patent of line hose in 1924. Over the years, line hose has evolved into the high-quality SALCOR rubber product you have come to expect. Today, Honeywell Salisbury is the leader in Personal Electrical-Safety Protection.