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Pole Top Discoveries" March Sale #2103 (Closed #358116)

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#1057      734       Mc MICKING      Dented base.       Aqua.

  Lot # 1057
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#1057      734       Mc MICKING      VICTORIA. B.C. 75        Aqua.

An interesting "V" shaped indentation on the base, created during manufacture as it came in contact with a sharp, iron object.  Additionally, some carbon bubbles are present in the wire groove and wire ridge.  Character!

Produced for Robert Mc Micking who traversed across Canada in the 1860’s to settle in British Columbia.  He was employed for a period of time on the “Collins” line which was operated by the Western Union Telegraph Company.  He received an insulator patent in the 1870’s.  

Most of the 734 Mc Micking insulators currently in the hobby were discovered at two locations along the North Thompson River in British Columbia.  They had been cached at those locations in advance of a telegraph line project in the mid 1870’s, which was subsequently abandoned.

Very near mint.