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Black glass insulator

CanadianBottles

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CD102, the famous diamond pony. Did you find it in the wild or buy it? They're ubiquitous in Canada, not sure if they were used in the States or not. They're common but still fun to collect because they come in all sorts of different colours.
 

Digswithstick

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Mar 6, 2008
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north west pa
Thanks,for CD number! Another member dug it and I traded something for it.
Just liked it because of black glass.
Have few others that I found or dug ,will get em posted
 

BillinMo

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Jul 28, 2010
689
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Missouri
Interesting. I'm not aware of any Diamond insulators used in the U.S., but I suppose it's possible a small operation like an independent local phone company might have bought equipment salvaged from an old Canadian line. The AT&T affiliated companies would have stuck to their standard styles.
 

nydigger

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Oct 6, 2010
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Monroe, New York
Dark yellow green $15-20. Diamond 102s are some of the most colorful and affordable insulators. I have several in a variety of colors. The middle one in the purple grouping is altered, it's been irradiated.


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Cbtengr

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Jan 11, 2020
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I've got one just like that one plus two more that are green and blue. I also have a white one. I find a lot of them on railroads where Western electric used to place their telegraph poles.
 

nydigger

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Oct 6, 2010
609
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Monroe, New York
When they get the grapey blue hue like that it's a dead give away it's been nuked. The one on the left is called royal purple and is made like that

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