insulators once adorned the tops of every telephone and
telegraph pole in the country! Most were green, as this is the least
inexpensive to manufacture. The wooden dowel would be inserted in the
pole cross bar and the insulator then screwed on in preparation for the
telephone, telegraph, or electric wire. Insulators are considered a
“dime a dozen”, but are of some interest to collectors. If you can
find one other than green or clear – it might be of considerable value.
Company, Cliff Street, NYC was a major supplier in the late 1800’s.
The name Brookfield on an insulator is very common! How many of us
thought we had a major find when we saw Brookfield on that old insulator
we just purchased?