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#1051     742       M.T. CO.      Opaque blue.

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#1051     742       M.T. CO.      Opaque blue.

A tall variant with wonderful opaque, jade-like qualities in a very attractive blue colouration!  The glass has an abundance of white impurities throughout, creating a highly desirable beauty that glows when placed in direct sunlight.  Transparent blue examples of this type insulator are few and far between, and the added opaque feature makes this one especially desirable.

The opaqueness is consistent throughout, with white, yarn-like strings stretched across the dome and cascading down both sides.

Produced for the Montreal Telegraph Company circa 1860's - early 1870's.

Base remains in excellent condition with flaking at the outer edge where glass was removed from a "fin," formed from glass squeezing between mold parts.  Embossing fully intact.  An area on the dome top, the size of a 25¢ coin, has flaking and shallow bruising, perhaps from using a tool to tap the insulator onto a threadless pin.

A rare beauty from the Dick Bowman collection. 

UPDATE 4:10 P.M. Friday, March 26:  Third photo added, showing the dome with surface "tap marks."