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Posted 4 years ago

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can someone help with a description of what kind of insulators these are?

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  1. Jon, 4 years ago
    Hello, The large round insulator is from a chain of old suspension insulators. You can still find these in use in some areas.
  2. Bob, 4 years ago
    The disk shaped insulators are high voltage suspension insulators that were connected together with metal links. There would be three to eight insulators in a string, depending on the voltage of the power line. The other two are guy strain insulators. They are used to insolate support cables, used to steady a pole or tower, from the ground.
  3. calkid, 4 years ago
    any idea the value of these?
  4. Bob, 4 years ago
    There are three sizes of Hewlett Suspension Disc Insulators, 10, 7 and 6 inch diameters. Yours looks like the 10 inch, I have seen these sell from $5 to $35, of course condition and markings affect value. I don't follow Hewletts closely, so I don't know all the variations in embossings and how they affect value. The guy wire strains, assuming they do not have a manufactures mark, would range between $1 and $10 each, closer to the $1 area.

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