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Any info on these?

Screwtop

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Sep 1, 2018
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Carter County Kentucky
My dad found these years ago in WV. I was wondering about price, and any cool info on these. I am more concerned about the F . M. Locke ones. I'll try to get more pics tomorrow.

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shotdwn

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Jan 13, 2018
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Macomb, IL
I have three of them in my collection I have bought at insulator shows. That is the price range I paid for each. There is also price guides to both porcelain and glass insulators. Here is another good site for you to check out. https://www.insulators.info There are other sites out there for insulators.
 

BillinMo

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Jul 28, 2010
696
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Missouri
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 shotdown gave you.

The glass one is probably made by Brookfield for General Electric. The book price is 5-10, but it looks like yours has some haziness on the glass surface that might bring down the value a bit.
 

Screwtop

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Sep 1, 2018
666
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Carter County Kentucky
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 shotdown gave you.

The glass one is probably made by Brookfield for General Electric. The book price is 5-10, but it looks like yours has some haziness on the glass surface that might bring down the value a bit.

The porcelain insulators were found at an 1890s house site, that burned down in 1902. I just think they look cool. As for the GE insulator, I am not sure what's up with it. I have tried everything I know to clean it, but it won't clear up. I'll take another pic when we get some sun here.
 

Mr. Hemingray

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Aug 26, 2017
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The G.E. has glass sickness. That's where it's been buried and the minerals in the soil have etched the glass' surface. You cannot remove this sickness by traditional means, i.e. scrubbing or acid soaking, the piece has to be tumbled(the proper way), or you can give it a light coat of clear gloss enamel which works and is the quick "fix". For low value insulators, I myself have done the enamel.
 

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