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#2150      CD 145.6       BOSTON BOTTLE WORKS.       Aqua with impurities.

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#2150      CD 145.6     BOSTON BOTTLE WORKS.     PATENT APPLIED FOR.     Aqua with opaque impurities.

Four segmented threads.

The "Knob Top Boston."   Produced by the Boston Bottle Works, a glasshouse which operated for a period of years during the 1870's in Somerville. Massachusetts.  They manufactured several styles of telegraph insulators, all of which are scarce to rare.

The "Knob Top" type has been found in limited numbers, primarily in New York State and Georgia.

Milky opaque impurities wind through the glass like pieces of yarn floating in the breeze.  Surface creases and a "woven cloth" pattern on the glass surface add character.

Plenty of dome glass creates a marble-like appearance.

Inner skirt is pristine, so all the embossing is perfectly intact.  The lower ends of the four segmented thread sections are damage free (they're usually chipped).  Round dome flake is only the length of a match head (shallow and clean). 

Circular, dark areas seen in the dome are bubbles fully enclosed inside the glass, not damage.

A beautiful example!

Update 7:10 P.M. Saturday, Jan 29.  Second photo added showing the small flake on the dome.  A pretty trivial blemish... the remainder of the insulator is spectacular!