Insulators we've found with hunting stories:

CD 145 G.N.W. with a nail in it

CD 145 B with big hunk of metal

Threadless CD 736.3



 Here is an almost black, amber CD 152 Brookfield
we pulled off a pole in Hamilton, Ontario.

 This CD 152 No. 40 has four pieces of wire embedded in it. Wire #1 is at the very surface of the glass.


These are two whittle mold unembossed CD 143's. As the mold became worn from use, it cracked and produced these distinctive markings in the glass. One can identify specifically which mold was used by comparing the markings on the surface of the insulators. We pulled both of these from abandoned poles. It's nice to be able to say that there are (were) still some purples left for us to find before all the poles are demolished. We spotted the one on the right from the road, 6 poles down the line from a fairly busy intersection.



This is the dome of a GNW CD 145. It's not supposed to have letters there. This is called "ghost embossing". This happens when molten glass touches the area on the skirt portion of the mold which contained the letters "G.N.W.", and then falls into the dome just before the rest of the glass is poured. We pulled this insulator from a pole with our friend Gord.

This is a close-up of a CD 154 Diamond straw insulator with a massive bubble nicely placed behind the Diamond logo. Running off from it is a swath of milk the runs around the skirt. When we found this insulator, it was so black from soot from train smoke that no one had any idea the bubble was there until it was cleaned. The milk looked like a cobweb!



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