Glass insulators were first produced in the 1850's for use with telegraph lines. As technology developed insulators were needed for telephone lines, electric power lines, and other applications. -Glass Insulator Reference
At the time I was given this I did not realize they were collector's items. Seems people really do collect them and there are shows nationwide. Wow.While we may have just one insulator in our collection, we do have a number of Franklin Mint Star Trek pewter pieces. This one is.... Can anyone guess?
The cat is back after his nearly 4 month hiatus at the daughter's house. He is much, much larger and neutered too. The first thing he did upon his return was locate his cube, then rounded up all the stuffed animals he could find to put in his lair (the cube).
For us on the Gulf Coast the time is rapidly approaching for the gathering of hurricane supplies. And the number one supply is batteries and flashlights. Okay, maybe water and food are number one. But batteries and flashlights seem to be in abundance in our house right now.
Wish I could take credit for the beautiful handwriting, but I can't. It's my mother's and those are lava rocks that she brought back from Hawaii when she and my dad flew over to visit ddpup and bear. Turquisoe from the mines of Arizona. I don't know if this is from one of our travels as a youth or if it was when mom and dad when out to Arizona to visit ddpup and bear. (boy, pup and bear sure got around didn't they, LOL)