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#2686        CD 132.2        "Unembossed "Paisley."        Blue.

  Lot # 2686
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#2686        CD 132.2               "Unembossed "Paisley."      Blue.

Embossed only with a sizable numeral "2" on top of the flat dome.  Aqua examples are relatively scarce, with all of the more exotic colors being rare.  Although not dark or an exotic color, this particular hue remains quite rare.   

These attractive and highly sought insulators were likely produced by a glasshouse in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.  A railroad in western Pennsylvania which used CD 132.2 insulators, is known to have had a line of telegraph in operation prior to June, 1871.  An article written at that time states "screw glass insulators " were in use on the line, so in all likelihood, it was the "unembossed Paisleys," indicating they were among the earliest of threaded insulators produced in America.

No chips.  Has a sizable fracture which stars at eh base, arcing upward to a point above the wire groove, and then continuing back down toe h base on opposite side of the insulator (see second photo).  Displays mint.