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Pole Top Discoveries' "Early Autumn" Auction (Closed #305916)

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#758 - Unembossed "Paisley." - Green aqua.

  Lot # 758
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#758         CD 132.2        2        "Unembossed "Paisley."      Green aqua.

Embossed only with a small numeral "2" on top of the flat dome.  Aqua examples are relatively scarce, with all of the more exotic colors being rare.  

These attractive and highly sought insulators were likely produced by a glasshouse in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.  A railroad in western Pennsylvania which used CD 132.2 insulators, is known to have had a line of telegraph in operation prior to June, 1871.  An article written at that time states "screw glass insulators " were in use on the line, so in all likelihood, it was the "unembossed Paisleys," indicating they were among the earliest of threaded insulators produced in America.

A scarce color that is different from the usual aqua examples, and not quite as green as the "minty green" units.

Shallow, half pinkie nail base flake.  Otherwise, excellent.