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    Posted 4 years ago

    fortapache
    (2750 items)

    I have been wanting something like this for displaying insulators for a bit. So this crossbar with mountings for 5 insulators seemed to be the thing. Plus it came with 5 Hemingray Model 42 insulators aka CD 154. These are very common but not a problem as I have many more insulators to display on it.
    To back up a bit these insulators were made from 1921-1960s. so this piece of wood comes from somewhere from this period. It's been outside for at least 50 years which is a nice way to get that distressed look. It starts getting a lot more distressed after 100 years. Some of the insulators on it suffered a bit too much distress although a couple are nice and clear. As I mentioned before I have some others so I switched out a few.
    I have bolted it to the railing of my deck in the spot that gets the most light. Note that I would not hire me as a handy man. Took me 3 trips to the hardware store. Yes I know measure twice cut once. But anyway do not hire me as a handy man.

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      The insulators look beautiful in the daylight, nice pix fort
    2. elanski elanski, 4 years ago
      Great way to display them
    3. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Newfld.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Thomas. It is indeed my deck and the scenery is nice.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      And thank you very much elanski.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      brunswick
      iggy
      Newfld
      TassieDevil
      jscott0363
      Irishcollector
      TheGateKeeper
      Anik
      burtmacklin
      bottle-bud
      Caperkid
      vetraio50

    7. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      officialfuel
      gargoylecollector
    8. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      betweenthelens
      SEAN68
    9. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      You could have put some Xmas lighte on the top of you deck flat rail, and stapled those down ......Then put an insulator over each Xmas light, and TA-DUM .... you have your OWN SPECIAL kind of Patio lights, done in a Vintage tone...and wasy way to display more

      LOL
    10. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much antiquerose. It is a fine idea!
    11. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you buckethead.
    12. OLECODY OLECODY, 4 years ago
      Perdy cool Brian I have several displays of insulators as you know I like the darn things
    13. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much OLECODY. I have an extra large insulator on there now but the peg is too small. Need to get the right size peg.
    14. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much WesternPA-Collector. I will give that a shot.
    15. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you oktreedude.

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