Vintage Glass Insulator Armstrong 51 - C1 Clear Glass Railroad Telegraph Insulator with its Original Wire Attatched


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As we wander the Joshua Tree Desert we often find really interesting things, over the years we have collected 100s of these glass insulators in green and clear. We have some that are perfect and some far from it.

This listing is for an Armstrong 51 - C1. It is shorter and more unique than the standard insulator, the way the base curves in instead of out adds to its beauty. This one also still has its super thick original wire attached. The copper wire is around 20 inches long on each side. If you look close you will still see some original cloth fiber covering. The wire and Armstrong glass insulator show wear from the fact that they have been put to work on telephone poles in the Mohave Desert for the last 70 to 90 years.

You will get the exact insulator pictured. We have many, all listed individually due to possible cracks, chips, and unique features making each them all one-of-a-kind.

If you are doing a DIY project and would like us to drill a 1/2 hole through the top for you please add that under variations.

We have lots of options. This is for 1 insulator.

Local pickup can be arranged in Joshua Tree, Ca.

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