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    That's a carrier transposition bracket, used for high-frequency phone lines. The bracket allowed the lines to cross in an X pattern to...
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    I'm happy to help, but can you post a photo of your CD 121s? That style was made by many companies over a long period, roughly 1890-1930.
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    BillinMo replied to the thread Hemingray-42.
    Yup, the metal type came along later, I think around the 1920s or 30s. The metal part is still called the pin, and the wood piece is...
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    BillinMo replied to the thread Opinions........
    I don't think it's a dead end spool. The photo that Brutalfly posted doesn't show any sort of wire groove, and it doesn't match the...
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    BillinMo replied to the thread Shout Out.
    Nice group there, with some cool variety.
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    BillinMo replied to the thread New to me......
    A Hemingray-19 with round drips turns up in various tints of green, aqua, ice blue. None of them are particularly valuable in collector...
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    BillinMo replied to the thread Hemingray-42.
    Not a bad find for taking a walk. Hemingray 42s are very common, but no reason you can't enjoy the nice fizz, bubbles, swirls, etc...
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    Diamond would be around 1900-1913. The Brookfields are around 1906-1920. The darker colors suggest they're after production moved from...
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    BillinMo replied to the thread Opinions........
    What are the dimensions, and does the hole go all the way through? The first photo looks like it may have a solid top. If there are...
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    BillinMo replied to the thread What company.........
    Lapp Insulator Co. in LeRoy, New York. It's an intertwined L and I (for Lapp Insulator) inside an oval. They're still in business...
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    BillinMo replied to the thread Crack, yes or ?.
    Yes, fold in the glass, AKA straw mark as Bruce mentioned.
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    BillinMo replied to the thread Biggest top I ever dug up.
    Just based on the glaze color, this is pre-WW2. I can see a cemented joint, so it's definitely a two-part multipiece. It's tough to...
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    It's not unusual to see Hemingray 42s and other communications insulators end up on low-voltage power lines, probably because of...
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    BillinMo replied to the thread Different insulator.
    Interesting finds. The tall chocolate brown one is Illinois Electric Porcelain Co., with the logo in the shape of the state of...
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    BillinMo replied to the thread Lefferts Hook.
    Nice find! It's definitely worth looking around there to see if you could find more. For those wondering what the whole insulator...

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