Share your favorites on Show & Tell

insulator or ashtray

In Glassware > Show & Tell and Tobacciana > Ashtrays > Show & Tell.
Glassware6054 of 8256Etched Stemware German Unknown label???GREEN GLASSES
Love it
Like it

miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 loves this.
eccentric1eccentric1 loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
mrmajestic1mrmajestic1 loves this.
walksoftlywalksoftly loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
See 4 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 5 years ago

(2 items)

I found this when digging in an old dump next to the railroad tracks it was on a cross piece from a telegraph pole with some kind of nail or screw with a brass groment holding it to what was left of the wood there was several but this was the only one not broke it is 3 inches high 1- 3/4 across has one hole for atachment inside is a recess part that was full of rotten wood it is a green white glass marbleized style i have been told it was an old car ashtray but i dont belive it is as i have worked in a junk yard for 50 plus years and salvaged alot of cars and trucks and never saw anything even close but we did find it on a crossover from an old pole that was what i was told was an old lumber mill has anybody got a clue as to what it really is and an approxamate age thanks I dont know but sure would like to know for sure

Mystery Solved


  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Someone else has one of these posted in their glass collection, & they said it was an ashtray from an old car.
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    found some info for you

  3. wildman_2, 5 years ago
    very good information sure had me fooled as someone nailed it to the post and had wire hanging on it i have not seen one ever and nobody in upstate ny has thats what had us fooled thanks everybody at least we know what it is probally not worth much as we thought
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    It had me fooled the first time I saw one, I thought it was an insulator.
    It might be worth a few bucks to the right car collector.
  5. eccentric1 eccentric1, 5 years ago
    That's exactly what you have there wildman_2. A slag glass car ashtray. I posted mine here, third pic bottom right.


    I still have the flat spot on my head from the wall banging it took researching this one as an insulator....
    Apparently member Hedgewalker has the gearshift knobs to go with our ashtrays.


  6. wildman_2, 5 years ago
    thanks everybody for helping to id this item sure had me fooled

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.