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    Backlit insulator shelf

    It’s my first time making one.
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    Question about a defect on an HG&CO beehive.

    It just gives the piece more character, not value. Hg co 145 M molds are my favorite.
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    My collection so far.. for sale

    Your “leaning beehive” second from right is interesting. Can you show/tell me more about it?
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    My collection so far.. for sale

    Wow thanks.. I’m thinking of making more in the future. Perhaps to sell online to some insulator nerds.
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    My collection so far.. for sale

    Hemingray Provo no. 0, CD 249 I think it’s the largest single piece of glass they produced, in 1899 and 1900.. It’s in really good condition!
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    Insulator picker pole

    The high voltage insulators take up a bit of space. I’ll have to upload some new pictures soon
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    My collection so far.. for sale

    The blue and red amber are hemingray 162s. Couple of purple California 162s, royal purple wgm toll at the end. Yup the American beehive next to the cauvets pat bullet, is a good one.
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    Insulator picker pole

    Don’t collect insulators, it’s a bad habit.
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    Insulator picker pole

    There’s insulators from the 1890s still on the pole with the small telegraph copper wire around them, in my area. It’s pretty neat. They stopped using the telegraph in the 70s sometime, I believe. Wireless radio made telegraph obsolete. That being said, most insulators are newer ones that have...
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    Insulator picker pole

    This works flawlessly. One size fits all. 3/8 aluminum rod. 5/8 OD air hose fit over the aluminum rod. Bent several times. Pretty hard to bend the rod, unless you heat it up. Creates a strong spring that will not drop precious insulators. Attach to pole of choice with two hose clamps!
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    Insulator picker pole

    Yes good information, thanks.. I should mention these poles are for low voltage telegraph insulators, and/or insulators without wires attached!! Always be safe around wires... lol
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    Insulator picker pole

    It’s obviously only legal if you own the land/ obtain permission. These telegraph lines are no longer electrified.... I’m not telling people to go out and touch live wires... lol
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    Insulator picker pole

    Hello, I was wondering if any serious collectors here have made a “picking pole”. It is a device used to unscrew insulators off their pins. I imagine most are homemade, and I would be interested in seeing some pictures if anyone has one. Here is a link to how to make one.. Insulator picking pole
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    Probably a dumb newbie question

    It really depends on your area. I’ve found only the mainlines have telegraph poles. There can be old glass insulators anywhere there’s old poles. I like looking along transmission lines more, because the rail companies take trespassing seriously.
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    Advice on finding railroad dumps?

    I’d love to see the insulators you’ve found. Are the railroads that you walk still active? I feel the dump sites may be random. I am hooked on insulator hunting along Transmission/telegraph lines. But you have to respect private property, when it applies.
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    I just went from a flip phone to a i phone, how do i get a picture from my phone to this site?, can't type spell and am not very good on computer.

    Type a message on this site, and at the bottom of the text box will say “attach files”. That allows you to post pictures here from your iPhone.
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    My recent discoveries

    I only glued it because every piece of glass was there, and this bottle was intact before the wildfire. The glass glue is apparently really strong!
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    My recent discoveries

    Awhile ago for work, we had to remove several glass block windows in an old house and replace them with modern vinyl windows. The glass blocks were cemented into place, and the house was brick construction. Some blocks broke and chipped as we tried to chisel them out. I managed to save a...
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    My recent discoveries

    I will be posting my bottle finds here. I mainly search the Yellowstone river in eastern Montana. I’ll start with a 7-up bottle from ‘53. 7 oz bottled in Thermopolis Wyo. it looks horrible because it was found in a wildfire burn area. It was in four pieces that I glued together with loctite...

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