\ Insulators: The Hidden Obsession
TERRIBLE BAD NEWS...AS OF 01-16-17, OUR STORAGE UNITS WERE AUCTIONED OFF DUE TO NONPAYMENT OF RENT LEAVING JUST TWO PIECES: THE CD106.1 DUQUESNE, AND THE CD106 BIRMINGMAN PONY ARE ALL THAT'S LEFT.



My Collection...so far!

NIA 2014 commemorative
This is the 2014 NIA Commemorative Insulator in what I believe is Depression Glass Green.
It is also a solid pour; the first commemorative I've handled or even seen in that style.


Insulater irradiated with a violet laser
This is the ear of a CD259 Oakman, irradiated with 404.6nm (violet) radiation from a
Sonar laser. Note the laser beam through the glass fluoresces (glows) a yellowish color.
The yellowish beam usually indicates the presence of manganese in the glass, a clarifying agent.
But this is an aqua insulator, so I don't know what's causing the fluorescence.


Patio shelf full of insulators
My new display in Sacramento, outside on the patio.
This is a gated community, so the probability of theft is exceedingly remote at worst.


Cobalt blue commemorative insulator
Cobalt blue commemorative Hemingray CD162 that I purchased from a collector in mid-September 2006.


porcelains
Six porcelain unipart insulators from New York State that I received on 05-31-07.
Note the cable & tie wire still on the one at the lower left.


A brief (or not-so-brief) catalogueing of my collection as it stands now: Approximately 13 insulators (as of 07-21-16)


GLASS INSULATORS AND COMMEMORATIVES
CD100 [030], clear, RDP. (F-skirt) SURGE / T.M. REQ PAT PEND {note spelling} (R-skirt) BABSON BROS.CO. / CHICAGO U.S.A.

CD101 [110], light blue or light sky blue, unlisted. (F-skirt) BROOKFIELD/6 {slug embossing} (R-skirt) No9 {slug embossing}
CD101 [040], aqua, SB. (F-skirt) BROOKFIELD

CD102, Christmas tree green/amber, SB. (Dome) 3 {Ghost embossing on crown} (F-skirt) BROOKFIELD
CD102 [020], olive green, SB. (F-skirt) [1/3 Diamond]
CD102 [050], olive blackglass, SB. (F-skirt) {vertical line} (R-skirt) {vertical line}
CD102 [190], light sky blue (?), SB. (F-crown) {arc} W.BROOKFIELD/NEW YORK (R-crown) C (MLOD)
CD102 [020], aqua, SB. (Dome) X (F-skirt) BROOKFIELD
CD102 [270], blue-aqua, SB. (F-skirt) BROOKFIELD
CD102 [020], greenish aqua, SB. (F-skirt) S.F.
CD102 [020], Christmas tree green, SB. (Dome) X or X0 (dome chip obscures part) (F-skirt) BROOKFIELD
CD102 [040], royal purple, SB. (F-skirt) B.T.C./MONTREAL
CD102 [010], light plum, SB. (F-skirt) C.G.I.CO.
CD102 [060], smokey gray, SB. (F-skirt) <>
CD102 [060], dark olive green, SB. (F-skirt) <>
CD102 [160], steel blue, SB. (F-skirt) <> (R-skirt) <>
CD102 [030], dark olive green, SB. (No embossing)
CD102 [060], ice blue, SB. (F-skirt) {unidentified blot outs or mold repair} / <>

CD106 [250], Jade Milk Green, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY / No9 (R-skirt) PATENT / MAY 2 1893
CD106 [130], Hemingray blue, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY-9 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.
CD106, aqua, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY/No 9 (R-skirt) PATENT/MAY 2 1893
CD106, aqua, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY/No 9 (R-skirt) PATENT/MAY 2 1893
CD106, aqua, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY/No 9 (R-skirt) PATENT/MAY 2 1893
CD106, aqua, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY/No 9 (R-skirt) PATENT/MAY 2 1893
CD106, aqua, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY/No 9 (R-skirt) PATENTED/MAY 2 1893
CD106, aqua, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY/No 9 (R-skirt) PATENTED
CD106 [010], light blue, SB. (F-skirt) O.V.G. Co.
CD106 [050], 7-Up green, FDP. (F-skirt) McLAUGHLIN No 9 (R-skirt) U S A
CD106 [010], yellow-green, SB. (F-skirt) {star}
CD106 [250], aqua, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY/No9 (R-skirt) PATENT/MAY 2 1893
CD106 [310], aqua, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY/No 9 (R-skirt) PATENTED
CD106 [130], light Hemingray blue, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY-9 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.
CD106 [330], aqua, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY/No9 (R-skirt) PATENTED/MAY 2 1893
CD106 [120], light sky blue (?), RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY-9 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.
CD106 [140], clear, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY-9 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./10-9 {dot}
CD106 [140], clear {stained electric satan blue}, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 9 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. / {numbers and dots}

CD106.1 [010], bright cornflower blue, SB. (Dome) {Backward number} (F-skirt) DUQUESNE (R-skirt) GLASS.CO.

CD107, clear, SB. (F-skirt) Armstrong's No 9 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. {"A" in a circle} {numbers, dots, dashes}
CD107 [010], clear, CB. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY-9 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./9-56
CD107 [030], clear, SB. (F-skirt) WHITALL TATUM No 9/27 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. {WT vertically inside triangle}/40

CD108 [080], straw, SDP. (F-skirt) DOMINION-9 (R-skirt) 49 {D inside diamond}/8
CD108 [060], clear, SDP. (F-skirt) DOMINION - 9 (R-skirt) [Dots/diamond]
CD108 [070], clear, SB. (F-Skirt) DOMINION-9 (R-Skirt) [Number] ['D' in a diamond]/[Number]
CD108 [080], clear, SDP. (F-Skirt) DOMINION-9 (R-Skirt) [Number] ['D' in a diamond]/[Number]
CD108 [080], clear, SDP. (F-Skirt) DOMINION-9 (R-Skirt) [Number] ['D' in a diamond]/[Number]

CD110.5 [010], light aqua, BE. (Base) + NAT. INSUL. CO. + PAT. MAY 1.DEC.25.1883.JAN.1.OCT.7.1884.

CD112 [040], ice aqua, SB. (F, centered between wire grooves) B (R, inside lower groove, 10 mold repair welts) {Unlisted variant}
CD112 [010], aqua, SB. (Dome) 10 (F-skirt) BROOKFIELD

CD113, aqua, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY/No 12 (R-skirt) PATENT MAY 2 1893
CD113 [100], clear, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 12/{dot over line} 4 {four dots} (R-skirt) MADE IN U S A /23

CD115, clear, SB. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY-10 (R-skirt) 4-38
CD115 [110], clear, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 10/0_4: (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./69

CD120.2 [010], Brooke's blue, SB. (F-skirt) PAT APP FOR (R-skirt) A {Unlisted color}

CD121 [020], light blue, SDP. (Dome) (Circle) PAT'D SEPT 19th 1899 {Pleated skirt extends around base giving the appearance of SDP) {Canadian product}
CD121, aqua, SB. (Dome) XO (F-skirt) BROOKFIELD
CD121 [110], Hemingray blue, SB. (F-Skirt) AM.TEL.& TEL.Co.
CD121, dark aqua, SB. (F-skirt) AM.TEL.& TEL.CO.
CD121, aqua, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY (R-skirt) No 16
CD121, light blue-aqua, SB. (Dome) 2 (F-crown) AM.TEL & Co.
CD121, light green-aqua, SB. (Dome) X0 (F-skirt) A.T. & T. Co.
CD121, green, SB. (Dome) 13 {inverted} (F-skirt) BROOKFIELD
CD121, Coke bottle greenish-blue, SB. (Dome) 1 (F-skirt) C. &. P.TEL Co.
CD121, light green-aqua, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY (R-skirt) PATENT/MAY 2 1893
CD121 [020], steel blue (almost light cornflower blue!), SB. (F-skirt) {diamond}
CD121 [110], purple, SB. (F-skirt) AM TEL & TEL CO.

CD122.4 [UNLISTED], clear, SB. (F-skirt) PYREX/REG. U.S.PAT.OFF.MADE IN U.S.A. (R-skirt) 6/PAT.APPD.FOR

CD123 [010], fizzy aqua, SB. (F-skirt) E.C&M CoS.F. {MLOD} {glass button on (R-skirt) and on dome inside pinhole}

CD126 [450], blue aqua, SB. (F-Crown) [Number] / W.BROOKFIELD / 55 FULTON ST. N.Y. (R-crown) PAT FEB 22nd 1870 / JAN 25th 1870 / JAN 14th 1879 {MLOD}

CD126.4 [030], aqua, SB. (F-Crown) W.E.MFG.CO. (F-skirt) PATENT / DEC. 19. 1871 (R-Crown) W.U.

CD127 [120], light aqua, SB. (F-Crown) W.U.T.Co. / CAUVET'S PET / W.BROOKFIELD (R-Crown) 1 / FEB. 22-70 / NO 55 FULTON ST. N.Y. {MLOD}

CD128 [010], medium opalescent, SB. (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-CS/[Entwined diamond and oval] (R-Skirt) E-14B
CD128 [010], light opalescent, SB. (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-CS/[Entwined diamond and oval] (R-Skirt) E-14B
CD128 [100], clear. (F-skirt) PYREX / T.M.REG.U.S.PAT.OFF. (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. / PAT.APPD.FOR [LN]
CD128 [100], clear. (F-skirt) PYREX / T.M.REG.U.S.PAT.OFF. (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. / PAT.APPD.FOR [MB]
CD128, clear CB. (F-skirt) PYREX/T.M.REG.U.S.PAT.OFF. (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./PAT. APPD. FOR {skirt threaded}
CD128, clear, SB. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY/13-49 {two dots} (R-skirt) C.S.C.

CD129 [010], clear, CB. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY / {numbers & dots} (R-skirt) T.S.

CD130, light aqua, SB. (F-skirt) CAL. ELEC. WORKS / PATENT (Broken)
dCD130, light aqua, SB. (F-skirt) CAL. ELEC. WORKS / PATENT (Also broken)

CD133 [010], blue, SB. (F-skirt) {star}
CD133 [030], yellow-green + amber two-tone, SB. (Dome) 0 (F-skirt) W. BROOKFIELD (R-skirt) NEW YORK
CD133, yellow-green/amber swirls, SB. (Dome) 0 (F-skirt) BROOKFIELD (R-skirt) No20

CD134 [070], bright Hemingray blue, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY / MADE IN U.S.A. (R-skirt) No 18 {Crown variant - top looks like a CD162}

CD135 [030], milky blue, SB. (Upper shoulder) CHI.INS.CO. PAD'd OCT. 16. 1883

CD143 [010], light aqua, SB. (F-skirt) STANDARD
CD143 [170], steel blue, SB. (F-skirt) CANADIAN.PACIFIC.RY.CO
CD143 [170], blue, SB. (F-skirt) CANADIAN.PACIFIC.RY.CO
CD143 [010], light aqua, GB. (Dome) [Number] (F-Skirt) ['G.N.W.' blotted out] DWIGHT (R-Skirt) PATTERN

CD145 [010], purple, SB. (F-skirt) W.G.M. Co.
CD145 [020], aqua, BE. (Dome) [Letter] (Base) AM. INSULATOR CO. N.Y. DOUBLE PETTICOAT/PAT'D SEPT. 13, 1881, NOV. 13, 1883, FEB. 12, 1884
CD145 [060], green aqua, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY (R-skirt) No 21
CD145 [020], bright blue, BE. (Dome) [Letter] (Base) AM. INSULATOR CO. N.Y. DOUBLE PETTICOAT / PAT'D SEPT. 13, 1881, NOV. 13, 1883, FEB. 12, 1884
CD145 [120], light cornflower blue w/steel blue tint, SB. (F-skirt) H.G. CO. (R-skirt) PETTICOAT / [letter]
CD145 [070], Hemingray blue, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 21 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.
CD145 [010], sage green, SB. (F-skirt) CALIFORNIA {dot on dome}
CD145 [020], aqua, SB. (Dome) H (F-skirt) H.G.CO
CD145 [020], aqua, SB. (Dome) H (F-skirt) H.G. CO
CD145 [010], light blue, SB. (Dome) 8 (F-skirt) B
CD145 [010], light aqua, SB. (Dome) 9 (F-skirt) B
CD145 [040], emerald green/heavy amber swirling and potstones, SB. (F-skirt) B
CD145 [040], aqua, SB. (F-skirt) B
CD145 [040], aqua, SB. (F-skirt) B
CD145 [010], aqua, SB. (Dome) 00 (F-skirt) B
CD145 [020], light/ice aqua, SB. (Dome) G (F-skirt) B (R-skirt) B (heavy fizz & bubbles)
CD145, purple, SB. (F-skirt) W.C.M.Co.
CD145, yellow-green, SB. (F-skirt) {star}
CD145, light powder blue, SB. (Dome) 1 (F-crown) W.BROOKFIELD {arc}/45 CLIFF ST./N. Y. (R-crown) PATD NOV 13 1883 [arc}/ FAB 12 1884 {note spelling} {extremely faint embossing} {MLOD}
CD145, light powder blue, SB. (Dome) 20 (F-crown) W. BROOKFILED {arc}/45 CLIFF ST [note no period}/N.Y. (R-crown) PAT D NOV 13tTH.1883 [arc}/ FEB 12 _ 1884 {MLOD}
CD145, blue-aqua, SB. (Dome) H (F-skirt) H.G.CO.
CD145, green, SB. (F-skirt) {star} (R-skirt) {star} {pointed dome}
CD145, aqua, SB. (Dome) 17 {backward} (F-skirt) B
CD145, bright Hemingray blue, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 21 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.

CD147, dark aqua, SB. (F-skirt) PATENTED (R-skirt) OCT. 8th 1907
CD147, aqua, SB. (F-skirt) PATENTED (R-skirt) OCT. 8TH 1907

CD151[030], light aqua, SB. (F-skirt) W. BROOKFIELD (R-skirt) NEW YORK
CD151, aqua, SB. (F-skirt) HG. CO. (R-skirt) PETTICOAT
CD151, light aqua, SB. (Dome) 8 (F-skirt) W.BROOKFIELD (R-skirt) NEW YORK

CD152 [010], sage green, SB. (F-skirt) CALIFORNIA
CD152, aqua, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY (R-skirt) No40
CD152, aqua, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY/No 40 (R-skirt) HEMINGRAY
CD152, dark blue-aqua, SB. (F-skirt) BROOKFIELD/L {emb. error, "L" is upside down} (R-skirt) No 48 {emb. error, backward "N"). Large dome stringer, heavy straw marks on skirt, garbage and bubbles in the glass, and mis-centered pinhole. A very screwed-up insulator. :)

CD153, light green-aqua, SDP. (F-skirt) GAYNER (R-skirt) NO. 48 - 400/10

CD154 [053], yellow-green, RDP. (F-skirt) {L in circle} / LYNCHBURG (R-skirt) MADE IN NO 44 U.S A
CD154 [050], light aqua, SB. (F-skirt) WHITALL TATUM CO. No1 / {numbers} (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. {WT inside triangle}
CD154 [170], Hemingray blue, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY-4 {blot out} (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.
CD154, bubbly dark purple, RDP (?). (F-skirt) Zicme
CD154, Hemingray blue, SB. (TBA)
CD154, Hemingray blue, SB. (TBA)
CD154, light green aqua, SB. (F-skirt) WHITALL TATUM CO. {WT in triangle} (R-skirt) {number} / No1. MADE IN U.S.A.
CD154, green tint, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 42 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. / {numbers and dots}
CD154, light straw, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 42 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. / {numbers and dots}
CD154, clear, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 42 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. / {letters and numbers}
CD154 [010], Hemingray blue, SB. (Dome) 1 (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 42 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. {Round base variant}
CD154 [080], Hemingray blue, SB. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 42 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. {Wedge base variant}
CD154 [ ], aqua, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 42 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. {Labelled as having come off the Alcan Highway in Alaska)
CD154 [070], green, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY-42 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.
CD154 [010], light sage green, RDP. (F-Skirt) DOMINION-42 (R-Skirt) ['D' in a diamond]
CD154, clear, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 42 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. {numbers and dots} {Altered/red crackle}
CD154, clear, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 42 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. {numbers and dots} {Altered/crackle}
CD154, green tint, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 42/{number} (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.
CD154, Hemingray blue, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 4 {note no "2"} (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.
CD154, Delft blue, RDP. (F-skirt) McLAUGHLIN (R-skirt) No 42
CD154 [010], Hemingray blue, SB. (Dome) 1 (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 42/{dot} (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.
CD154 [010], Hemingray blue, SB. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 42/{dot} (R-skirt) MADE IN U S A {note no periods}
CD154 [080], Hemingray blue, SB. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 42 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.
CD154, smoky straw, RDP. (F-skirt) {number} {L in oval}/LYNCHBURG (R-skirt) MADE IN NO 44 U.S.A.
CD154, light straw, RDP. (F-skirt) DOMINION - 42 (R-skirt) {D inside diamond}
CD154, crystal clear, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY _ 42/ 0 _ 8 {six dots, note low-placed dashes} (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./25
CD154, Hemingray blue, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 42 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.
CD154, deep Hemingray blue, RDP. (Dome) 1 (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 42 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.
CD154, lilac purple, SB. (F-skirt) WHITALL TATUM CO No1 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./16
CD154, light ice green, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 42 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.
CD154, clear, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 42 / {numbers & dots} (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. / {numbers}
CD154, dark ice green, RDP. (F-skirt) DOMINION - 42 (R-skirt) {D inside diamond}/7

CD155, clear, CB. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY-45 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./19-48.
CD155, very light peach, SB. (F-skirt) DOMINION - 42 (R-skirt) {D inside diamond}/15
CD155, crystal clear, SB. (F-skirt) DOMINION - 42 (R-skirt) {D inside diamond} 57
CD155, off-clear, CB. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 45 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.O.A./16-50 {four dots} (note misspelling)
CD155, crystal clear, SB. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 45 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./39-44 {dot}

CD160 , aqua, SB. (Dome) 4 [backward] (F-skirt) BROOKFIELD (R-skirt) NEW YORK
CD160 [020]. ice green, RDP. (F-skirt) McLaughlin (R-skirt) No 14

CD161 [000], rich burgundy purple, SB. (F-skirt) CALIFORNIA
CD161 [010], smokey purple, SB. (F-skirt) CALIFORNIA {dot on dome}

CD162 [040], Hemingray blue, SDP. (Dome) 1 (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY / MADE IN U.S.A. (R-skirt) No 19
CD162 [240], cobalt blue, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY / PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-skirt) PETTICOAT
CD162 [020], dark purple, SDP. (F-skirt) 1678
CD162 [240], dark red amber, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY / PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-skirt) PETTICOAT
CD162 [130], green, SDP. (F-Skirt) ['L' in an oval]/LYNCHBURG (R-Skirt/Left) NO.36-/[Number] (R-Skirt/Right) MADE IN/U.S.A.
CD162 [030], aqua, SDP. (F-Skirt) H G CO/PATENT MAY 2 1893 {Note no periods} (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT
CD162, sage aqua, RDP. (F-skirt) McLAUCHLIN {embossing error} (R-skirt) No 19
CD162, aqua, SB. (F-skirt) {star}
CD162, light aqua, SB. (F-crown) {arc} Wm BROOKFIELD/NEW YORK (F-skirt) PAT'D NOV.13th 1883
CD162, light green-aqua, SDP. McLAUGHLIN (R-skirt) No 19
CD162, ice yellow-aqua, FDP, WDP. (F-skirt) McLAUGHLIN (R-skirt) No 19
CD162, ice blue-aqua, SDP, WDP. (F-skirt) McLAUGHLIN (R-skirt) No 19
CD162, aqua, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY (R-skirt) No 19
CD162, aqua, SDP, unlisted. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY/PATENTED MAY 2 1893 (R-skirt) PETTICOAT
CD162, aqua, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY-20 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.
CD162, aqua, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY-20 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.
CD162, aqua, SDP. (F-skirt) H.G.CO./PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-skirt) PETTICOAT
CD162, aqua, SDP. (F-skirt) H.G.CO./PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-skirt) PETTICOAT
CD162, aqua, SDP. (Dome) {blotted out number} (F-skirt) BROOKFIELD (R-skirt) NEW YORK
CD162 [010], light yellow-green, SB. (F-skirt) CALIFORNIA
CD162 [030], yellow-green, SB. (F-skirt) {Star}

CD162.1, blue-aqua, SB. (Dome) X0 (F-skirt) BROOKFIELD
CD162.1 [060], dark green/amber, SB. (F-skirt) BROOKFIELD (R-skirt) NEW YORK
CD162.3, light blue-aqua, SB. (F-skirt) W.BROOKFIELD (R-skirt) NEW YORK
CD162.3, aqua, SB. (F-skirt) BROOKFIELD (R-skirt) NEW YORK
CD162.3, aqua, SB. (F-skirt) W.BROOKFIELD (R-skirt) NEW YORK
CD162.4, aqua, SB. F-skirt)) 1678

CD164 [090], clear, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 20 {numbers & dots} (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. / {number}
CD164 [010], white milk, SDP. (F-skirt) MAYDWELL - 20 (R-skirt) U.S.A.
CD164 [020], off-clear, SB. (F-skirt) Armstrong's {A in circle} No 5 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. {A in circle} [Numbers & dots]
CD164 [130], sage aqua, SDP. (F-skirt) McLAUGHLIN {note backward N} (R-skirt) No 20
CD164 [010], aqua, SB. (F-skirt) {star}
CD164 [020], dark green aqua {unlisted color}, SDP. (F-skirt) {star}
CD164, Hemingray blue, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 20 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.
CD164 [090], clear, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 20 / [numbers and dots] (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. {numbers and dots}
CD164 [150], light cornflower blue, FDP. (F-skirt) McLAUGHLIN-20
CD164, light aqua, SB. (F-skirt) McLAUGHLIN (R-skirt) No 20
CD164 [170], deep emerald green, SDP. (F-skirt) McLAUGHLIN - 20

CD165 [010], clear, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 20 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. / {numbers & dots}
CD165 [010], clear, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY-20 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. / {numbers and dots]

CD168 [110], clear, SB. (F-skirt) {numbers & dots} / HEMINGAY/MADE IN U.S.A. (R-skirt) {number} / D-510
CD168 [110], red amber, SB. (F-skirt) [numbers and dots] / HEMINGRAY / MADE IN U.S.A. (R-skirt) [number] / D510

CD175 [010], aqua, SB. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 25 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.

CD178 [015], aqua, RB. (F-skirt) SANTA ANA

CD188, aqua, SB. (F-Above wire groove) PAT'D/NOV. 23d 1886 (Very weak embossing)

CD190/191, aqua, SB/SB. (Dome) 4 (F-umbrella) A.T. & T. Co. (F-skirt) {mismatched pieces} HEMINGRAY 50 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.

CD196, aqua, SDP. (F-skirt) H.G. CO. (R-skirt) PAT. MAY 2 1893

CD197, clear, SB. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY-53 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. / {numbers and dots}

CD202, dark aqua, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY {obliterated} (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.
CD202 [010], aqua, SDP. (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-53 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.

CD203, off-clear, SB. (F-skirt) Armstrong's T.W. (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. {A in a circle} {numbers}
CD203, clear, CB. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 56 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./{numbers & dots}
CD203, straw tint, CB. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 56 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./{numbers & dots}
CD203, clear w/ice aqua tint, SB. (F-skirt) KERR T.W. (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. 20 69 {dot}
CD203, clear, SB. (F-skirt) {A in circle}rmstrong T.W. (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. 112 57

CD208 [060], Hemingray blue, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY / MADE IN U.S.A. / [Blotted out embossing] (R-skirt) No. 44
CD208, light Hemingray blue, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY/MADE IN U.S.A. (R-skirt) No 44 {dot}

CD210 [010], dark aqua, SB. (Top of ear) POSTAL

CD214 [010], aqua, RDP. (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-43 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.
CD214, 7-Up green, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY-43 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.

CD216 [?], flashed amber. {Frost popped, skirt was cleanly blown off}
CD216 [010], root beer amber, SB. (F-Skirt) (Arc)WHITALL TATUM/512U (R-Skirt) (Arc)MADE IN U.S.A./[Numbers]/['A' in a circle]

CD217 [010], root beer amber, SB. (F-skirt) Armstrong's 51 C3 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. {A in circle} {numbers & dots}

CD221 [050], green tint, CB. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 680 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./{numbers and dots]

CD230 [010], clear, CB. (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY (R-Skirt) 512/[Number]-MADE IN U.S.A.-[Number and dots]

CD233 [020], orange carnival, SB. (F-Skirt) PYREX REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. (R-Skirt) 661/CORNING MADE IN U.S.A.
CD233, clear, RB. (F-skirt) PYREX REG.U.S.PAT.OFF. (R-skirt) 61 / CORNING MADE IN U.S.A.

CD235 [030], clear, SB. (F-Skirt) CORNING PYREX T.M. REG. U.S. PAT. (R-Skirt) OFF. MADE IN U.S.A. 662

CD238 {010}, clear, CB. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 514 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./{numbers and dots}

CD241 [010], Hemingray blue, RDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 23 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.

CD251 [020], aqua, SB. (F-skirt) N.E.G.M. CO. (R-skirt) "PAT JUNE 17 1890"

CD252 [020], Hemingray blue, RDP. (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-62 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.
CD252. clear, CB. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 62 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./10-8 {9 dots}
CD252, aqua, SDP. (F-skirt) {"L" in oval}/LYNCHBURG (R-skirt) No 2 CABLE/MADE IN U.S.A.
CD252 [030], clear, CB. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 62 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. / {numbers & dots}

CD257 [130], clear, RDP. (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-60/[Numbers and dots] (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./[Number] {Wide groove}
CD257 [030], aqua, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY (R-skirt) No 60
CD257 [040], aqua, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY {partial double embossing} (R-skirt) PATENT/JUNE 17 1890 MAY 2 1893

CD259 [010], light blue, BE. (F-Skirt) CABLE (Base) OAKMAN M'F'G.CO. BOSTON/PAT'D. JUNE 17, 1890, AUG. 19, 1890. {Inside of outer skirt is threaded}

CD267.5 [010], dark blue aqua, SB. (F-skirt) N.E.G.M.CO.

CD272, off-clear, SB. (F-skirt) WHITALL TATUM No511A/21 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. {WT in triangle}/49

CD281 [070], blue, SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY/No2 HIGH VOLTAGE (R-skirt) PATENT MAY 2 1893

CD296 [010], dark aqua, SB. (F-skirt) No 20

CD302 [030], aqua, RDP. (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY/PATENT MAY 2nd 1893 (R-Skirt) MUNCIE TYPE

CD303/310 [010], aqua, RDP/SB. (F-umbrella) HEMINGRAY/PATENT MAY 2nd 1893 (R-umbrella) MUNCIE TYPE (CD310 sleeve is unembossed)

CD310 [010], aqua, SB. (No embossing) {Hemingray product}

CD325 [010], straw, SB. (Skirt) CORNING PYREX T.M. REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. MADE IN U.S.A. [Letter]/401 {Embossed all the way around the skirt} {1 3/8'' or 1 5/8'' pinhole}

CD430, straw tint, SB. (F-skirt) C.C.G. (R-skirt) 4

CD490, dark purple, SB. (F-skirt) AGEE / 30

CD677.7, Christmas tree green or dark emerald green, SB. (F-skirt) M I V A (R-skirt) B T 2 M

CD734 [020], light aqua, SB. (F-skirt) McMICKING (R-skirt) VICTORIA.B.C.75 {MLOD}

CD735 [020], light aqua, SB. (F-skirt) MULFORD & BIDDLE (R-skirt) U.P.R.R.

CD742, light cornflower blue, SB, threadless {fragment only}

CD1049 [010], clear, SB. (F-skirt) 1064 [Four of these are mounted on a tramp bracket]

CD1070 [020], aqua, SB. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY - 109 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. {Spool}

CD1087, light blue-aqua, SB. (F-skirt) B (R-skirt) No7 {attic insulator} {ribbed base variant}

CD1105 [010], Hemingray blue, SB. (No embossing)

CD1140 [010], dark aqua. (No embossing) {3" Johnny Ball}



COMMEMORATIVE OR REPRODUCTION / FAKE INSULATORS
CD130.1 [010], cobalt blue, SB. (F-skirt) CAL. ELEC. WORKS/PATENT {MLOD} {Phoney}
CD206, ice blue, FDP. (Inner petticoat) IMP99 {Phoney}
CD262, ice cornflower blue, SB. (F-skirt) No 2 COLUMBIA (R-skirt) L.S.V. {Commemorative}
CD701.6, clear w/cobalt streak, SB. (No embossing) (Phoney)
CD (none), amber, SB. (Dome) No1 (F-skirt) {Telephone Pioneers of America logo} (R-skirt) HUMAN SERVICE {Pilgrim Hat style commemmorative}
CD738, peacock blue, BE. (Dome) NIA {inside insulator}/NWIC (Base) 31st NIA CONVENTION / BLOOMINGTON, MN JULY 28-30, 2000 (Commemorative)
CD738, "peaches & cream", BE. (Dome) {arc} THE DIXIE JEWELS / INSULATOR CLUB {middle} {sparking "teapot" threadless insulator} (Base) 32ND NIA CONVENTION / ATLANTA, GA / JULY 6-8, 2001 {Commemorative}
CD738, dark red & milkglass, BE. (Dome) {Large insulator with "#23" on F-crown} (Base) 33RD NIA CONVENTION FORT COLLINS. CO JULY 5-7.2002 {Commemorative}
CD738, ruby red & milkglass, BE. {Dome} {State of Ohio graphic with SPRINGFIELD in it} (Base) 34TH NIA CONVENTION SPRINGFIELD, OHIO JUNE 27-29, 2003 {Commemorative}
CD742, flaming red, BE. CANADA / 2000 {Commemorative}
CD736, "jadeite" (jade-green milkglass), BE. (Dome) The logo of the Western Reserve Insulator Club (WRIC inside the outline of CD 141.7 Twiggs Patent) surrounded by WESTERN RESERVE INSULATOR CLUB. (Base) 35TH NIA CONVENTION NEW KENSINGTON, PA JULY 23-25, 2004
CD162, cobalt blue, {F-skirt} HEMINGRAY - 19 {R-skirt} MADE IN U.S.A. {side of skirt; acid-etched} MAJ/03


GLASS & PLASTIC INSULATORS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN ASSIGNED A CD NUMBER
(unassigned), carnival, suspension disk with hardware. (Outer ring) PYREX T.M. REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. MADE IN U.S.A. (Inner ring) FEB 17 1944 (F-bell) P 2
(unassigned), light green, suspension disk with hardware. (Outer rim) 72 (Outer ring) 401C (F-bell) EIV67c/2500.16 (R-bell) 82FN01/18000LBS
(unassigned), clear. Radio strain, 3.22" long, 0.88" wide across ribs. Unembossed.
[unassigned], straw. (F-skirt) H.K. PORTER CO., INC. 106932 [small pinhole variant]
[unassigned], yellow-straw. (F-skirt) H.K. PORTER CO., INC. 106932
[unassigned], clear, SB. (F-skirt) {diamond with oval} / 4-45 (R-skirt) 1N-56 {pinhole potted w/self-tapping lag screw inserted}
[unassigned], LRI, ice blue, SB.


porcelain & other HV


PORCELAIN "ISOLATORS"
M2619, chocolate brown. (Umbrella) LOCKE / 19_28
U293, chocolate brown. Porcelain. (F-skirt) incused "B" inside two concentric ovals. See photos.
U310, white cream. (no embossing, no incuse) (Identified as an NN signal)
U322, pumpkin. (very weak imprinting, dome) KK (Identified as a NN LAPP U322)
U630, brown w/transparent amber glaze. (Ear) THOMAS
U1549, cream. (Dome) 19/No {Buller's mark; arcing insulator held in hand} 55/7 {arc incuse} MADE IN ENGLAND
U (unassigned), brown. Spool type. (top) (arc) PEIRCE/355 (bottom) (D inside square)
U (unassigned), chocolate brown. Screw-type termination insulator (missing metal mounting hardware), no markings.

U (unassigned), grey. Dead-end suspension. (F-Bell) 92983-6 / {O in a circle} / US PAT 3204303 / 10000LB
U (unassigned), grey. Dead-end suspension. (F-Bell) 92983-7 / {O in a circle} / US PAT 3204303 / 10000LB
U (unassigned), grey & dark grey, plastic & rubber. Lightning arrester. (Upper terminal) ARRESTER / ND DIST. / 217258 PDV / OHIO / BRASS / 7.65 KV MCOV / 9 KV RATING / 3Q00 (Mounting bracket) {ink mark} 364 / {sticker} 9 KV


NEWEST ACQUISITIONS
CD106 [index # not known], light pinkish straw, SDP. (F-skirt) BIRMINGHAM (R-skirt) 2 NO. 10
CD137 [030], ice blue, SB. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY {number} (R-skirt) D-990
CD170.1 [020], dark blue-aqua, SB {No embossing}
U (unknown), mottled brown. {Incuse} {Inside multipart insulator} VICTOR / B={infinity sign}
CD121, medium purple. SB. (F-skirt) W.G.M. Co
CD145 [010], aqua, SB. (F-skirt) H.G. C.O.
CD145 [010], aqua. (F-skirt) {star}
CD145 [010], aqua. (F-skirt) {star}
CD145 [010], aqua. (F-skirt) {star}
CD145 [010], aqua. (F-skirt) {star}
CD145 [010], aqua. (F-skirt) {star}
CD145 [010], aqua. (F-skirt) {star}
CD145 [010], aqua. (F-skirt) {star}
CD145 [010], aqua. (F-skirt) {star}
CD145 [010], aqua. (F-skirt) {star}
CD145 [010], aqua. (F-skirt) {star}
CD145 [010], aqua. (F-skirt) {star}
CD145 [010], aqua. (F-skirt) {star}
CD145 [010], aqua. (F-skirt) {star}
CD145 [020], aqua. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY (R-skirt) No 21
CD145 [020], aqua. SB. (F-skirt) H.G. C.O.
CD145 [020], aqua. SB. (F-skirt) H.G. C.O.
CD145 [020], aqua. SB. (F-skirt) H.G. C.O.
CD145 [020], aqua. SB. (F-skirt) H.G. C.O.
CD145 [020], aqua. SB. (F-skirt) H.G. C.O.
CD145 [020], aqua. SB. (F-skirt) H.G. C.O.
[unassigned], straw. (F-skirt) H.K. PORTER CO., INC. 106932
CD154, light purple. SB. (F-skirt) Whitall-Tatum Co. No 1 (R-skirt) Made in U.S.A./{numbers}
CD257, aqua. SDP. (F-skirt) HEMINGRAY (R-skirt) PATENT/JUNE 17 1890 MAY 2 1893
Commemorative} CD162, dark cobalt blue. (F-skirt) HEMINRAY - 19 (R-skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. NAJ/03



UNKNOWN / UNABLE TO IDENTIFY
M (unknown), chocolate brown with WG RF treatment. (F-umbrella) CHANCE/1909 [inkmarked, not incused}
U (unknown), light brown. Signal with flat top, wire groove wide like CD164.
U (unknown), reddish brown. Signal with round top, wire groove wide like CD164.
U (unknown), very dark chocolate. Signal with flat top, wire groove wider than CD164.
U (unknown), mottled medium brown. Pony, similar to CD104.
U (unknown), brown. Tramp, similar to CD116 style but with slightly flatter top.
U (unknown), chocolate brown. Post-type. (Top umbrella) LAPP T / .35 (Bottom of collar) 2 {Stem not shown)
U (unknown), grey. Post-type. (Top umbrella 6:00) CHANCE 2800 / TYPE F NECK. / 7/5/77 (Top of umbrella 9:00) {unreadable marking} 150
U (unknown), cobalt blue, SB. (F-skirt incuse) {B in a circle}
U (unknonw), mottled light chocolate brown [no embossing]
U (unknown), dark chocolate brown (thin glaze) [no embossing]
U (unknown), light grey w/black EMI treatment around ears & inside pinhole. (F-skirt) {inked} M92/E 4/55-3
U (unknown), medium brown, lightly mottled. (F-skirt) {inked} {inside TV-shaped rectangle} PINCO/63
U (unknown), off white. (F-skirt) {incuse} {B in a circle}
U (unknown), grey, radio treated top. (F-skirt) {dot} 8 {dot} 0 / M E
U (unknown), mottled blue-grey. Unembossed.
U (unknown), chocolate brown. Unembossed. Pony-style.
U-unknown, white, SB. (Top of dome incuse) CPR {Looks like a CD143}
U-unknown, white, SB. (Top of dome inkmarked) C.P.R. {Looks like a CD143}
U-unknown, cream, SB. {Unmarked - looks like a CD490 Australian}

CD (unknown), snowy aqua, SB. (F-skirt) {star} Looks like a fat, squat CD162 with straight sides and wide wire groove..
CD (unknown), aqua, SB. (F-skirt) {star} Maybe a CD161?
U (unknown), brown. (F-skirt) {incuse} {B in a circle}
U (unknown), brown
U (unknown), slightly light brown
U (unknown), slightly light brown
U (unknown), cobalt blue
U (unknown), cobalt blue; tie wire still attached



KEY TO THE INSULATOR LISTING SHOWN ABOVE
BE = Base Embossing
CB = Corrugated Base
CE = Crown Embossing
Crown = The sloping area just below the Dome
C.S.C. = Used on high frequency (above 30KHz) long distance telephone systems
Dome = Very top of the insulator
{dot} = A raised dot or point on the insulator's surface, embossed there intentionally.
FDP = Flat Drip Points (partially melted during manufacture)
F-skirt = Front of insulator's skirt
MLOD = Mould Line Over Dome
MLAB = Mould Line Around Base
RDP = Rounded Drip Points
R-skirt = Back of the insulator's skirt (turn insulator 180 degrees)
SB = Smooth Base
SDP = Sharp Drip Points
Slug embossing = where the embossed letters "smear" across a large portion of the insulator's surface, leaving a "slime trail" like a slug does. Probably caused by the stamping implement (or the insulator) turning or moving while still hot.
T.W. = Transposition type insulator meant for use on a wooden pin.
Umbrella = Wide, flared-out (disc-shaped) area found below WG on larger power insulators.
Unlisted = A variation not found in the most recent price guide. This does not mean others like it don't exist.
WDP = Widely-spaced (and/or irregularly-spaced) drip points
WG = Abbreviation for "wire groove"; the area on an insulator where the wire is attached.
? or (unknown) = means I don't know what the heck it is. :)
= Left behind in a move I made on 10-11-04, or sold by my ex-housemate sometime in 2005.
= Given away prior to a move I'll make in June 2008.
= Lost due to storage unit auction on 01-10-17.



Window full of insulators
A window full of you-know-whats. 90 or so insulators out of my 300+ piece (former) collection are represented here.
This was in my Seattle home prior to 10-04; most of these insulators are now gone.


Another place where you-know-whats are kept. Maybe not the best shelf spacing
for insulators, but it was free and it keeps insulators from getting underfoot! :)

(Note: This particular installation was later destroyed in an earthquake)



smashed brookie

A CD 161 Brookie split right down the center.

It arrived broken in a shipment of insulators. Even though it's shot,
it's not a throw-away by any means, but becomes a great educational piece instead.

Mice on moving day
Here's where the Mickey Mice moved in with their new friends!
This is undoubtedly one of the best pictures out of my first digital camera.
That camera has since been replaced with a better Polaroid model,
which itself has since been replaced with an even better Nikon.