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    Posted 4 years ago

    Karenoke
    (100 items)

    I've had this a couple years. It sits outside my Florida room and is used as a door-stop. It must weigh at least 12lbs. I placed a hand shovel on it to show how large it is, too lazy to locate the tape measure again.
    I researched this for a number of hours when I first found it in a thrift store, and found a insulator collectors website. And I matched the NP mark on it to a company in Canada, but it clearly says USA right there.
    So I have no clue. What I did learn about insulators is that they were first made of glass, but clay proved to be a better and safer conductor of electricity. And the courseness of the clay matters, I don remember why.
    But I know someone...hint, hint, can tell me some facts about this?
    Thanks for checking it out and knowledge is power....I need power about this...lol
    Thanks y'all!

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    1. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      High-voltage insulator. I was going to say, Probably 1940s-1950s, but then I noticed the 1955. Sometimes things are dated for quality control, or to see how long they last. In some of these, albeit not this one, the glaze and other exterior coatings will play a part in how they affect waves in the air.
      The top of yours is a saddle groove. Yours looks like a two-piece, for multiple lines.
    2. Karenoke Karenoke, 4 years ago
      Hint dropped, hint caught. Thanks SpiritBear!
      So do you know who made it?
      Could it have been made in Canada for use in the US and therefore marked USA?
    3. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      It was most likely made in the U.S., as country of origin should be marked. Could that possibly be "ocke" above it, for Locke, Inc?
    4. Karenoke Karenoke, 4 years ago
      Locke is the most popular it seems. But the NR came up with N____ Pottery out of Canada. That's why I gave up so easy. Makes a great doorstop...lol


      Thanks for all the love everyone!

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