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Pole Top Discoveries' "Late August" Auction (Closed #281416)

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#602 - Wood Wade cover & 723 - Aqua.

  Lot # 602
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#602     723     Unmarked.     Aqua.      With unused wood cover.

The unused wood cover surfaced in Oil City, Pennsylvania many years ago, presumably out of an old building.  Offered with a bright blue aqua 723 "Dot-Dash" insulator which fits securely within.

Oil City was a "boom town" in the middle 1860's, with a rapidly expanding population.  The demand for communication was on the rise in the area, and "Wade" type insulators were among the more heavily used types in the region.

The 7-1/4" tall, wood cover is "museum quality," remaining in a wonderful state of preservation.  Heavy, horizontal grooves from the lathe traverse from top to bottom, giving the piece wonderful character.

As with a high percentage of surviving examples, the wood is split from the base, upward to the top, on the back side.  The split measures 3/16" at its widest and narrows as it goes upward.

The glass is very near mint.