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    There was a patent issued to G. Gunther on...

    There was a patent issued to G. Gunther on November 26, 1872 for a bird feeder cup, patent # 133,442. I think that's probably what this is.

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    I've never seen anything like that before. A...

    I've never seen anything like that before. A handful of metal clamp devices and such have been used on larger power pieces, but it wouldn't make sense for a small pony that's made for telephone...
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    There is a learning curve to learning and using...

    There is a learning curve to learning and using the CD numbering system. Just about everyone experiences some frustration with it at some point or another. But here's something to get you started, L...
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    The two Fred Locke ponies are pretty old for...

    The two Fred Locke ponies are pretty old for porcelain, probably around 1900-1904. Lots more info about Fred Locke (and other porcelain) here: http://www.r-infinity.com I'd agree with the price...
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    Can you try posting a photo? That would help. Locke is a large manufacturer and made hundreds of insulator styles over many decades.
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    That's a great question... but I haven't seen any...

    That's a great question... but I haven't seen any sort of convincing evidence as to who made them. Until someone comes up with a catalog or some other info, it's difficult to say for certain.
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    The marking is actually G.P. Co. for General...

    The marking is actually G.P. Co. for General Porcelain Co., 1911-1927. These aren't common, but I don't think they qualify as rare. You can usually find one at an insulator show for around 5-10...
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    That's a pretty neat find! It's a part of a Louis...

    That's a pretty neat find! It's a part of a Louis Fort patent insulator. There's a bit more information here in an old issue of Crown Jewels magazine:
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    Yes - it's listed both with and without a dome...

    Yes - it's listed both with and without a dome top shop number, 15-20.
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    Nice find! Embossing errors are always...

    Nice find! Embossing errors are always interesting, and they give us all a reason to dig through what looks like a bunch of common insulators at first glance... you never know!
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    Welcome to ABN. I agree with 143Tallboy about...

    Welcome to ABN.

    I agree with 143Tallboy about the ID. Normally these are called wire holders but they come in a variety of patterns. The chocolate brown glaze is typical for the 1940s through...
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    This type is probably from the 1904-1920ish...

    This type is probably from the 1904-1920ish period.

    I've had a number of these that are embossed with a B on the skirt but it's very faint and hard to read. I'm wondering if that might be what...
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    Platte City, Missouri - March 18

    The 15th Annual Northwest Missouri Insulator & Bottle Show will be held at the Platte County Fairgrounds, 15730 Fairgrounds Rd., Platte City, MO 64079. Platte City is between Kansas City and St....
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    It's the bottom piece of a cemented multipart,...

    It's the bottom piece of a cemented multipart, which was likely two shells cemented together (maybe three, but this looks too small for a three-part). With only half the insulator, it's a bit tough...
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    Very nice piece, Robert. The amber swirls and...

    Very nice piece, Robert. The amber swirls and snow really give it a lot of character.
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    Yup, it's a blotted A. T. & T. Co. as Jim said. ...

    Yup, it's a blotted A. T. & T. Co. as Jim said. Pretty common, but the neat thing about Brookfield production (and many other insulators) is that you could find lots of interesting variations and...
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    Nice finds! And as usual, you've done solid...

    Nice finds! And as usual, you've done solid research.

    Your date range for AGEE is spot-on, but the CD 420 was an earlier style, probably from the 20s, and most of the Australian experts feel it...
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    It's known as a carrier circuit insulator,...

    It's known as a carrier circuit insulator, designed for high-capacity telephone lines. The pinhole is smaller than usual because it's used with a steel pin. These are a pretty late item, from the 30s...
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    I wouldn't say these are common, but they're not...

    I wouldn't say these are common, but they're not rare at all. Typically they sell around five dollars or so, but there's not a lot of demand for embossing variations.
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    They're similar in appearance to a radio standoff...

    They're similar in appearance to a radio standoff insulator. These started turning up about eight years ago, in a variety of colors and none of the ones I've seen show any signs of use. I strongly...
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    Finally got some acetone and it did the trick! ...

    Finally got some acetone and it did the trick! Thanks, Creekwalker.
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    If you fire up the starship and get to the show,...

    If you fire up the starship and get to the show, Eric, I'll personally guarantee no tribbles will trouble you. :p
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    Remove bits of a red rubber gasket?

    I've got an old glass carboy lid with a crack. At some point, a previous owner put a red rubber gasket (like the kind Ball made for canning jars) to add some cushion between the lid and carboy lip....
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    Nice. Two-piece transpositions are definitely...

    Nice. Two-piece transpositions are definitely cool.

    It's tough to date this one. There's no known BROOKFIELD embossed version, and this style appears in their 1912 catalog and maybe earlier...
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    Yes, definitely Diamond. I'd guess timeframe...

    Yes, definitely Diamond. I'd guess timeframe would be about 1900-1913. I'm not sure about the one diamond for Diamond and two diamonds for Dominion. Kyle (Bixel) has WAY more knowledge of Canadian...
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