Item 66

Price Realized:  $80
CD 1085.3 Crude Mini Knob
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Item: 66  Description: CD 1085.3 Miniature Knob. This crude knob is 3/4th of an inch wide by just one inch tall. While thatís shorter than the example on the NIAís website, the way these were made resulted in varying heights. It weighs Ĺ an ounce. View 2 compares it to a Canadian pony so you get an idea of just how small it is. View 3 shows this insulator in a line-up of minis with Item 65, Item 67 and Item 68. We asked our consignor in Belarus how they were used. He sent us the picture in View 4 that shows some porcelain ones. He says mini knobs were used in the Ural Mountains when indoor electricity was added to homes in the 1930ís and 1940ís.  Grade B-Plus: Nibbles around base (from the manufacturing process) and a teeny flake on the top.
Estimate: $150 - $200  Open: $25
Price Realized:  $80