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S.F. CD 102 Insulator Bluish Green Pony Circa 1890s

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    Posted 4 years ago

    fortapache
    (2477 items)

    Picked this up on the day where I did volunteer work. I volunteered to go relieve antique dealers of their wares. I was pondering getting an amber CD 102 aka Pony for $15 but went with this $3 one. Had the other not been in the dreaded locked case it could be a different story.
    The CD 102 is a generic name for insulators of this style. It is from collectors not the manufacturers (if I am mistaken about this SpiritBear will set me right). They are smaller insulators and made for telegraphs thus on the older actual antique age of 100 plus.
    The color is a bluish green or pine green of the old Crayola color. It seems to have a different color depending on lighting etc.
    As for S.F. apparently that is unknown.

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      vetraio50
      mikelv85
      freon
      JImam
      brunswick
      Phonoboy
      nutsabotas6
    2. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      Caperkid
      Irishcollector
      SEAN68
    3. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Would love to have helped, had I seen it 5 months ago. Yes, it is a CD 102, and CDs were a modern invention to catalog the different styles produced by manufacturers as their catalog numbers didn't match one another and even changed over the years.

      I assume you've found this article on S.F.:
      http://www.cjow.com/archive/article.php?month=4&a=04SF.htm&year=2006

      It is my opinion that it's a Brookfield product, though for whom I know not.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Spirit Bear. Not sure if I saw that article or not. After reading the article Brookfield does seem likely although San Francisco seems possible too.
    5. Karenoke Karenoke, 3 years ago
      Nice display you have going on with the light coming through, very lovely!
    6. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      How it was moulded and the quality of glass look like Brookfield. I agree with 1890s on it. Though glasshouses tried making the same things, each has its own characteristics.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you kindly Karenoke.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you again SB. I am a bit bummed as I passed on a green Star insulator today for $8. Dark green had a bit of soot.
    9. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      I see two recently sold on eBay. The lighter one is a far better shade than the other ones. With green, you want a yellow green over an emerald green. Remember that damage drives down value-- even 'internal fractures'.
      Completed Auctions (Sold and Unsold-- Sold in Green) :
      https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=dark+green+star+glass+insulator&_in_kw=1&_ex_kw=&_sacat=0&LH_Complete=1&_udlo=&_udhi=&_samilow=&_samihi=&_sadis=15&_stpos=49441&_sargn=-1%26saslc%3D1&_salic=1&_sop=12&_dmd=1&_ipg=50

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