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Insulators244 of 342Victor Porcelain Insulatorsglass insulators......from 1963
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    Posted 9 years ago

    packrat-pl…
    (310 items)

    These three items were dug out of an old dump. They are clear glass, measure 2” in length and appear to be threaded on the end. I took two photographs, one with flash and one without flash, for contrast. I do not have a clue what they are, if you do, please let me know.
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    1. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 9 years ago
      I hope someone will tell us what these are as I have two myself. My Dad told me what they were but at the time I was very young.
    2. Hunter Hunter, 9 years ago
      looks like they would relate to insulators or railroadiana - somehow that piece screwed into something and wire was wrapped around the two top arms? I'm very curious as well...
    3. TallCakes TallCakes, 9 years ago
      they look like threaded glass insulators to me. Here is a listing for reference only with similar items:
      http://www.etsy.com/listing/91277077/unique-small-glass-insulators-threaded
    4. Hunter Hunter, 9 years ago
      I'd like to see them in position though, as most insulators were the larger, bell-shaped threaded type.
    5. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      Is the threaded portion around 3/8" in dia.?
      The lugs seem like they are made to lash something to it.
    6. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      somewhat similar

      http://www.hemingray.info/database/floortubes.html

      they look like they might go through a stud or joist
    7. packrat-place packrat-place, 9 years ago
      TallCakes to the rescue again!!! The neon sign thing is a very good possibly.
      Thank you for the info!
    8. Salles Salles, 9 years ago
      this pieces are for Neon Signs and are missing a metal piece that attack to the porcelain sign, then the Neon Glass are fixed whit cooper wires on the top of these pieces... you could cut the glass in the high when need a better Neon installation...
    9. packrat-place packrat-place, 9 years ago
      Salles,
      Thank you very much for the info.
    10. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 9 years ago
      neon sign stanoffs
    11. mnglass mnglass, 9 years ago
      They quite possiblly were used thru. walls or floors, I have seen some similar but the heads were shaped more like a hex or bolt head. These may be refered to as a "rams head" though I'm not sure. Thank you posting, A nice find!

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