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Babson Surge Electric Fence Insulator

Robby Raccoon

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Jun 14, 2014
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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.
 

nhpharm

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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.
 

Robby Raccoon

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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.
 

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