Phone - 440-548-5408

Not yet Registered in our new auction system? Click "Register" near top of auction homepage.

Registered in new system but forgot password?  Click "Sign In" and then "Forgot Password."

Bid increments change at the following levels:

$5 from $5 up to $50.....  $5, $10, $15, $20, $25, $30, etc.                     $10 from $50 up to $250....... $50, $60, $70, $80, etc.

$25 from $250 up to $750..... $250, $275, $300, $325, etc.                    $50 from $750 up to $1,500.... $750, $800, $850, $900 etc.

$100 from $1500 up to $3,000... $1500, $1600, $1700, $1800 etc.        $250 from $3000 up to $6,000.... $3000, $3250, $3500,  etc.

$500 from $6000 up to $12,000....  $6000, $6500, $7000,  etc.              Over $12,000....$1000 increments

 

 

 

We thank everyone for your interest in

Pole Top Discoveries' "Early October" Sale #2109 

Invoices will be completed by mid afternoon today.  Please wait to send

 payment until after receiving an email with shipping charges included.

 

 

 

× Bidding has ended on this item.

Pole Top Discoveries' Early October Sale #2109 (Closed #457716)

12.00%  Buyer's Premium
This Auction Uses Proxy Bidding.
Ended

#1675       739.5       "Washboard."      Puce.

  Lot # 1675
Listing Image
Pole_Top_Discoveries
Details
  • Lot # 1675
  • System ID # 457948
  • End Date
  • Start Date
Description

#1675       739.5       Unmarked.      Puce.

Known as the "Washboard," some examples of this "hat" style threadless insulator are known with a smooth dome, while other examples have varying degrees of a washboard appearance on the outer surface.  This jewel has some washboard pattern all the way around the upper potion of the insulator.

Typically found in aquamarine colored glass, puce examples are quite rare, with only two examples known to us.  Although both are puce, there is some difference in the color toning of these two examples.  This one has a burgundy tone to the unusual, flesh-gasoline toned glass.

739.5 insulators have been discovered at various locations along the route of the New York Central Railroad between Albany and Buffalo.  The New York Central was formed in 1853, the consolidation of 10 small railroads that crossed the upper portion of New York State.

The illustration shown in the third photo depicts a train on the New York Central in 1884.

Crude, textured surface in the wire groove adds appeal.

Fabulous overall condition!  No actual damage from use!  Has only some shallow flakes along the base mold line where excess glass (which squeezed between the mold pieces during manufacture) was removed.

Consider this jewel has been in one collection for over 40 years, and the other puce example likely isn't going anywhere for decades. Perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase one of these strangely colored rarities?