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#2682      CD 160       H.G. CO.       Bright green.

  Lot # 2682
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#2682      CD 160       H.G. CO.    PATENT MAY 2 1893       Bright green.

Transition embossing, with "rocking horse" style numeral "2" in the patent date.

When viewed looking into the base/pinhole of this insulator, the glass is thick.  The extra thickness creates a stronger color density, which is similar to depression glass green, just lighter than larger insulators. 

A similarly colored insulator was sold in Pole Top Discoveries Catalogue Auction #73 in December, 2015 as Lot #6062.  It was from the Charlie Allmon collection, and fetched well into four figures.  Charlie's notes about that insulator mentioned it was the only one he had ever seen, and he considered it to be very desirable.

The CD 133 HG Co Standard is found in a sizable variety of colors.  Some of the glass used to produce various green tones/shades in the CD 133's exhibit excellent clarity and brightness.  One of the shade/tones those insulators were produced is very similar to this CD 160, which also has excellent clarity and brightness.  Perhaps they were made at the same time? 

Photo is accurate for color tone, just a little dark.

Clean, shiny surface.  Displays mint from the front.  Faint nibble on inner skirt.  Reverse base has one small chip that removes only one drip point and partially flakes another.   Quite minor!  A beauty!