Item 27

Price Realized:  $110
Brook’s Rams Horn Metal & Glass Insulator
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Item: 27  Description: Brook’s Rams Horn. If you are not familiar with these heavy metal insulators, they were used in the American West in the late 1860’s. Insulation was provided by the glass insert shown in View 4. The insert in this one appears to be aqua glass. The telegraph wire was strung through the curved “ram’s horn” looking hook at the bottom of the insulator, thus the insulator’s nickname. View 3 shows the embossing with the 1867 patent date.  Grade A .
Estimate: $150 - $200  Open: $75
Price Realized:  $110