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Nice find. What you have are a bunch of CD 154 Hemingrays in Aqua, Hemi blue and clear; CD 154 & CD 155 Whitall Tatums in aqua and clear; and at least one CD 128 Pyrex or Hemi in clear. Most of these are pretty common and were used along railroads. Clean them up and back light them and they will look awesome! I am actually the guy that assigns the CDs for the insulator hobby. Feel free to call any time. Been Digging, Climbing, and Picking these puppies for more than 50 years. Dario
 

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Nice find. What you have are a bunch of CD 154 Hemingrays in Aqua, Hemi blue and clear; CD 154 & CD 155 Whitall Tatums in aqua and clear; and at least one CD 128 Pyrex or Hemi in clear. Most of these are pretty common and were used along railroads. Clean them up and back light them and they will look awesome! I am actually the guy that assigns the CDs for the insulator hobby. Feel free to call any time. Been Digging, Climbing, and Picking these puppies for more than 50 years. Dario
I am actually interested in selling some. I will keep a few but I don't know that I want so many. Where is the best place to sell or find current prices? Thanks!
 

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The ones you have found so far are only worth a buck or two each on a good day...maybe try selling at a flea market or yard sale? No market for them online due to cost to ship.
 

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The ones you have found so far are only worth a buck or two each on a good day...maybe try selling at a flea market or yard sale? No market for them online due to cost to ship.
They are pretty heavy. Maybe I can figure out a way to make a chandelier with them. They are really pretty glass. Thanks!
 

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I am actually interested in selling some. I will keep a few but I don't know that I want so many. Where is the best place to sell or find current prices? Thanks!
These are fairly common. I would try to sell all of them to an antique dealer for $1 or $2 each. Or set up at a flea market and put $5 on them then if anyone looks at them, offer the whole table for cheap. There are many companies that make insulator lights. I used to send them boxes of insulators after cleaning them all up. The cleaning works but takes time. I use OXOLIC acid which you can get at any hardware store. It is used for bleaching wood. Wear gloves and read directions or call me. Be careful. Be safe.
 

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They are pretty heavy. Maybe I can figure out a way to make a chandelier with them. They are really pretty glass. Thanks!
Light fixtures are popular if you are crafty. Always love finding them too.
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These are fairly common. I would try to sell all of them to an antique dealer for $1 or $2 each. Or set up at a flea market and put $5 on them then if anyone looks at them, offer the whole table for cheap. There are many companies that make insulator lights. I used to send them boxes of insulators after cleaning them all up. The cleaning works but takes time. I use OXOLIC acid which you can get at any hardware store. It is used for bleaching wood. Wear gloves and read directions or call me. Be careful. Be safe.
I like using heavy duty oven cleaner. You can leave it over night. I spray the insulator with cleaner inside a plastic zip lock. I then let sit in a very warm tub of water. It has taken out some of the worst carbon build-up I have ever run into.
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