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Big Insulator Day

Robby Raccoon

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For me it was big, anyway. I rarely go over 2 in one day, but they were so cheap. $2-$5 each.
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Patent Dec. 19, 1871, Hemingray insulator. CD no. 120.
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O. V. G. Co. (Ohio Valley Glass Co.) "keg" style CD no. 112 (#11). Short-lived company that struggled greatly from 1902-1906.
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AGEE: Australian Glass Company, 1926-1942. CD 420.
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H. G. Co. (Hemingray Glass Co.) Petticoat in ice. CD 151. NO drip-points. 1890s.
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W. Brookfield CD no. 151. 1890s.

All info seem correct from what I could gather? Corrections/additions appreciated.
 

CanadianBottles

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Those are great! I'm not usually an insulator guy but I'd pick those up in a heartbeat if I saw them. I've never seen any of them before, not even online. I don't know much about insulators but those look like some of them could be pretty good in terms of value. Were these from a garage sale? I got a couple pretty decent Canadian insulators at a garage sale a week or so back, I think the best ones I've ever found. I don't usually find particularly interesting insulators, sometimes I come across the typical clear glass ones while exploring in the forest, and a month or so ago I found a piece of a beautiful deep blue insulator in the river, but other than that it seems I only ever come across pretty common ones. I should probably go to garage sales more often.
 

Robby Raccoon

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Canadian Bottles, I've always liked insulators. At first I've always only found common ones, and 'in the wild' I still find only common ones.

Creek Walker, thank you.

Jim, I will likely go back to the store, even if it is far away.
 

BillinMo

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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 wasn't made after 1930.

The HG Co CD 151 looks like it might be a light blue color, but it's always tough to tell with online photos.

The CD 120 Pat. Dec. 19, 1871 was made over a long time and phased out when Hemingray began selling the No. 9 pony in the 1890s. I'd guess yours was near the end of that run, probably around 1885-1893 or so.
 

Robby Raccoon

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Thank you, Billin Mo.

The H. G. Co. is a light ice/cornflower colour.

Because of how well-made the 120 was, I was also thinking it was toward the 1890 range.

Thanks again.
 

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