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Insulators205 of 288railroad stuffmy vintage porcelain insulator that i found in the woods by my house
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Posted 5 years ago


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I have this unusual insulator but can't find any info online about it. The lighter pic was taken using a flash to show more of the interior detail. It has "seams" down the outside but not inside, as though it was molded. The golden discolorations look like oxidation but the item is not that heavy (weighs a little over 10 oz.) and not metal. It sounds like wood when you knock on it but I can't see any grain. Any ideas?

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  1. packrat-place packrat-place, 5 years ago
    I had several of those once, I think they are a rubber-like polymer.
  2. Horselady22, 5 years ago
    Thanks. Do you know how old this is and what they were used for?
  3. sslam sslam, 2 years ago
    From what I understand they were going to replace the glass 154's with these polymer insulators because people were shooting the glass ones requiring constant replacement. These are fairly resistant to shots.

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