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Rockhounder55

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This is one expensive insulator. http://www.ebay.com/itm/CD-287-1-F-M-Locke-AMBER-Insulator-Smooth-Base-Victor-NY-1894-/370571752357?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5647cc33a5 Why can't I find a couple of these, instead of Hemingray 40 and 42's? [:(] ~Mike
 

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I remember seeing one on ebay for $20,000.00. Check this purple one out! Aloha!

http://glassian.org/Suspension/index.html
 

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Forgot I took these pics like a month ago. Thought it was strange to see glass. Do they still make um ?

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Just a little.... too... high for me.

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Yup, they still make those strings of glass suspensions, and put them in service. I believe that Sediver of France produces most of the ones that you see in the air. I do not believe they make them in purple anymore, only clear and aqua/green.
 

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To my knowledge, there are only two known "micarta core" purple suspensions. I believe there's only fragments of a few others. It's an odd and very old style and very different from the suspensions you see in use today.

The "buy it now" price for the amber Locke is a bit steep, in my opinion, considering the damage.
 

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Ya, I noticed it. I believe that same CD 287.1 has been on Ebay before in the past.

The person will probably never get 3 grand for that insulator with that damage. I think 2 grand is closer to the value.
 

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