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    us
    Sep 2016
    Pittsburgh, PA
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    I think I found a 1800s Glass Insulator

    On Saturday I found this glass insulator sticking out of the leaf clutter in the woods along an old railroad area. I did some research and it's C. D. & P. Tel Co. which operated 1874-1879.

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    us
    Oct 2010
    Georgia
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    Yessir, that's a CD121, a toll insulator used by many companies, including AT&T. Nice find.

  3. #3
    us
    Sep 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandchip View Post
    Yessir, that's a CD121, a toll insulator used by many companies, including AT&T. Nice find.
    Thanks for the info, I was trying to figure out which type it is.
    Last edited by Metal Headz; Feb 11, 2019 at 07:22 PM.

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    Oct 2017
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    Cool find, congrats!!!
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  5. #5
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    I pick those up every time I find one!
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  6. #6
    us
    Feb 2019
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    They used to run a lot of electric wires near the train tracks. That was a good place to find them. As the old poles rotted down these things would fall down near the side of the roadbed. The ones that didn't get shot with our 22's that is. When we found out people would pay money for them we started saving them. People would epoxy them upside down to a coaster and use them for candle holders. I think my brother still has a box of them in his attic. No he won't sell them. He is a collector not a seller.
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  7. #7
    us
    Jul 2014
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    Nice find!
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    Very cool find, my grandfather used to work on the Great Northern Railroad and would find insulators alongside the tracks, I have a couple boxes of them but none as old as yours

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    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
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    Nice find. Congrats

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    Tommy

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    I love those things I have yet to find an unbroken one I have one that I bought at a garage sale thats whole. Cool find
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  11. #11
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    Mar 2018
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    I know several places around here, old abandoned RR tracks, where there are lots of those things. I think the ones I see are fairly new though. Gary

 

 

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