Posted 6 years ago
This Brookfield insulator was a personal pull-down back in 1991 from a track out of Utica Ohio. The poles had been abandoned for years with no wires but there was tons of glass left in the air. Since I was unemployed at the time, I had ample time to make the 45 mile round trip to gather glass in my 1972 Plymouth Satellite and thankfully, it was a large car with plenty of space to haul glass back in.
The summer of 91' saw hundreds of pounds of glass retrieved with this and a milky aqua Hemingray No 40 being in that bunch. Tragically, the milky aqua died the day I picked it. It was the only insulator on the arm, no other pins, the arm was tilted and it being at the very top. I had already pulled down another plain No 40 and had set it aside and away from the end of the arm when I spun this one off. As fate would have it, the piece rolled down the entire length of the arm, launched off the end and smashed into pieces on the other No 40 on the ground with the plain one remaining unscathed.
I cannot recall how many hundreds of insulators I salvaged that summer, but I had shelves of sale inventory in the basement for the flea market table we had plus the ones I wanted to keep for my own collection. The only one I have left now is the milky, snotty Brookfield which has loads of thick, goopy snot like milk in the skirt and around to the rear side.