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Lot of insulators from auction

bluegrassfan76

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Oct 24, 2015
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Several weeks ago I went to an auction to purchase some old soda bottles which I collect and ended up bidding on a couple buckets of assorted bottles and such. Came home with around 20 some glass insulators, most are Hemingrays of different size and color but I had a couple others as well. I don't know much about insulators and was just wondering if there is a way to determine the age of them and how do you know who manufactured the insulators such as the one I posted here that is an American Tel. & Telegraph insulator? Several of them are in great shape while some are a little rough. [attachment=IMG_0526.JPG] [attachment=IMG_0525.JPG] I'lll post a couple pics of two that aren't Hemingrays. I put one lot of 9 assorted insulators on Craigslist and on some FB garage sale sites for only $2 each but no one seems interested around here. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! MIKE
 

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Robby Raccoon

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Dunno about the forum, but I clicked on YouTube and it downloaded a virus that is even now wreaking havoc on my desktop. FML. As for your insulators, A. T. & T. is both Hemingray and Brookfield. Early 1900s. Pretty common. Anything on the dome of it? If so, it's Brookfield (unless an "H.") As for that Brookfield, I'd love to see a better pic of it, for it looks really neat.
 

bluegrassfan76

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I'll try messing around with the pics some more, have posted stuff here in the past with no text/photo issues, I think today is the first I've seen of it. I'll see if I can get a better pic of the Brookfield, it's actually one the is probably in about the worst shape of the lot I got that day. MIKE
 

Robby Raccoon

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My advice is, when next you insert pics like that, hit enter after you type a line of text. Then post the image. Then hit enter and post another image or line of text. Hit enter again. It's all about that enter button. ;) And, yes, bluegrass rules; but heavy metal is much more enjoyable. ;) ;) ;)
 

botlguy

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The BROOKFIELD is a CD 112 nicknamed a "Keg" style circa 1890 - 1910. A number of companies made similar shapes. That A.M TEL. & TEL. CO. (perhaps not with all the periods) is a CD 121 (Toll), circa 1900 - 1930, probably made by HEMINGRAY but as Bear said possibly BROOKFIELD. Neither is worth more than a couple of bucks but still collectible. I am fond of the "Kegs". Jim
 

bluegrassfan76

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Oct 24, 2015
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east-central Illinois
Spirit Bear said:
Dunno about the forum, but I clicked on YouTube and it downloaded a virus that is even now wreaking havoc on my desktop. FML. As for your insulators, A. T. & T. is both Hemingray and Brookfield. Early 1900s. Pretty common. Anything on the dome of it? If so, it's Brookfield (unless an "H.") As for that Brookfield, I'd love to see a better pic of it, for it looks really neat.
Sorry it took me a couple days to get a couple more photos of it for you but I tried to get 3 more this afternoon. It's an overcast dreary November day here so not great light outside but hope you find these somewhat interesting. MIKE [attachment=brookfield ins. 1.jpg] [attachment=brookfield ins. 2.jpg] [attachment=brookfield ins. 2.jpg] [attachment=brookfield ins. 3.jpg]
 

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