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My first insulator!

My first insulator!

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There's a story behind this one, this is off of a telephone pole that was abandoned in the 1940s. My friends great grand father thought they look neat and took them down. My friend has another very rare one from 1893! This particular insulator was made in 1938. Do you think this is rare?

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Sep 11, 2020 at 09:06 PM Author: Desultory
Very nice! Interesting story too. These old phone line insulators come in a lot of different shapes and colors. I don't think these clear ones were very common. Any chance of seeing a picture of the one from 1893? I've never seen an insulator from that far back.

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Sep 11, 2020 at 09:08 PM Author: F20T12

Very nice! Interesting story too. These old phone line insulators come in a lot of different shapes and colors. I don't think these clear ones were very common. Any chance of seeing a picture of the one from 1893? I've never seen an insulator from that far back.

I'll see if I can get a picture of it. It might be a while though.

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Sep 11, 2020 at 09:47 PM Author: Cole D.
I have two that look a lot like that. Also somewhere there is a green one here which I really like the colored ones.

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Sep 11, 2020 at 10:00 PM Author: Fluorescent05
That insulator is beautiful!

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Sep 12, 2020 at 07:06 AM Author: CreeRSW207
Nice insulator! I have a wooden peg for mine as well!

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Sep 12, 2020 at 04:31 PM Author: F20T12

That insulator is beautiful!
thank you.

I am 12 years old and I love to collect lights.

now probably suffering from the Westinghouse lifeguard disease!!!

Formerly know as hpsmvf.

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