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

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#1066        CD 135       CHI. INS. CO.      Blue with opaqueness.

  Lot # 1066
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  • Lot # 1066
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#1066        CD 135       CHI. INS. CO.      PATD OCT 16 1883.     Blue with fizzy bubbles and opaqueness.

Thousands of micro bubbles within the glass create an overall semi-opaque characteristic.

The larger size "Chicago Diamond Groove" with shoulder embossing.  A uniquely designed insulator with diamond shaped cutouts within the body, creating less contact between the tie wire and the insulator surface.  Regular aqua and bluish examples have been found in New York State, Illinois and Nebraska.  Some were also seen on poles in Panama many years ago.  However, the majority of those now in collections were recovered in Mexico.

A portion of the dome and shoulder are a little dull with light wear on the shoulder corner, possibly from being dug. Narrow flake on the side.  Shallow base slice shown in second (back lighted) photo.

An unusual example with all the micro bubbles!