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    Babson Surge Electric Fence Insulator

    Been a while since I picked up an insulator, but I found this at a thrift store:
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    Babson Bros. Surge insulator with spelling error (Req. v. Reg.) from Chicago. 1940s-1955.
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    It was very grungy, but it cleaned up very nicely.

    Common, but they seem to have a market. And I thought I was the only one who collected electric fence insulators.
    Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

    Joshua chapter 1, verse 9.

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    Those are great! When I was a kid I discovered that the back property line on the land I lived on had those, but they had fallen off the trees they were nailed to and were buried. I had a cheap radio shack metal detector I used to find them (they were still on the pegs and those had nails in them). I accumulated probably 30-40 of them and sold all but one that I still have that has Chicago misspelled on it.

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    Yep, that's the other error variant: Chciago.
    Funny find.
    Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

    Joshua chapter 1, verse 9.

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    That would be a keeper!

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    They are neat and the pins they fit on are worth more than the insulators. I have 1 only.
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    I read that the pins are more valuable. I have larger pins, but none for this.
    Well, I have larger pins and the arm to a 50-year-old telephone pole that I dragged to my car one day. LOL. Barely fit in there.
    Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

    Joshua chapter 1, verse 9.

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