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#2119      735      TILLOTSON & CO.       Yellow green.

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#2119      735      TILLOTSON & CO.      16 BROADWAY N.Y.        Yellow green.

Manufactured for Tillotson & Company, a large 1860's railway and telegraph supply house in New York City, then supplied to the mid-1860's Collins Overland Telegraph project in British Columbia, Canada. 

Various green shades/tones have been observed in 735 Tillotson insulators.  This particular coloration with yellowish toning is quite rare.  A very desirable example for anyone attempting to assemble a color run of these attractive hat style, threadless insulators.

Embossing was painted white by a previous owner, which could be easily removed if so desired.

Shallow chip on lower part of front wire ridge is only half pinkie nail size.  A glass "fin" was formed around the base perimeter when excess glass squeezed between the mold pieces during manufacture.  A flat base chip was formed when a portion of the fin was removed (see right side of first photo).  Photos are bit dark, but accurate for color toning. 

Third photo is a color comparison of the green variants in Lots #2118 and #2119.  Lot #2119 comprises one item only.

From the collection of the late Cecil Boos.