Doug MacGillvary ~ Porcelain Threadless Insulators

U-989    This unusual piece was also found in the Mobile, Alabama area. It is thought to be another style of insulator used by the Confederacy during the Civil War. A closer examination of a fairly elaborate key-lock design in the pinhole would cause some doubt about this being a war-time product, except for the fact that examples of the U-989 were found at the Southern Porcelain Company in Kaolin, South Carolina. Southern Porcelain was a major supplier of insulators to the Confederacy. U-989

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