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Green Star Insulator CD-162 Circa 1900-1904

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    Posted 4 years ago

    fortapache
    (2756 items)

    This time one without train or any other sort of smoke. I liked the green color as it isn't the usual blue/green color. This one has some large chips so it isn't worth much although for under $5 you can have an actual over 100 year old antique. Also all my green insulators will have a nice cumulative effect when the sun shines through them.
    According to my past research these were made for General Electric by several manufacturers. The style is called CD 162 and as the title says they are from around 1900-1904.

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      TassieDevil
      vetraio50
      Newfld
      racer4four
      Caperkid
      JImam
      Irishcollector
      mikelv85
      TheGateKeeper
      iggy
      SpiritBear
      PhilDMorris
      SEAN68
    2. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you gargoylecollector.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you nutsabotas6.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you burtmacklin.
    5. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      I love the green as well. Any rhyme or reason as to the colors used to manufacture these?
    6. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much betweenthelens. Sometimes the glass companieswould get scrap glass of various colors. This could have been made from old beer bottles. That is one explanation at least.
    7. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Thank you, fortapache. I had no idea!
    8. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      betweenthelens glass insulators did not require the highest quality in glass so they worked with what they had.

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/an-interview-with-antique-glass-insulator-collector-ian-macky/

      I used to live in El Cajon too.
    9. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      betweenthelens
      Lamplover78
      SEAN68
      AnnaB
    10. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Scott. Up to 20 loves!

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