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

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#801 - CD 187 - CALIFORNIA - Smoke.

  Lot # 801
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#801        CD 187       CALIFORNIA       Smoke.

Known as the “Brown Pony,” this style was patented by Robert G. Brown in 1886.  Designed to be mounted on the underside of a crossarm, enabling a larger number of wires to be used on a pole without adding extra crossarms.

Produced by various glass companies, those marked "California" are scarce.

This type insulator, as well as most other "spool" types, were molded with a  thin, solid glass top, which was punched out after production, always leaving a rough perimeter where the glass was removed.  This unit has the typical coarseness at the top of the pinhole from the factory "punch out" process.  

Exceptionally nice, very near mint+ condition.