Collectibles--General (Modern)/porcelin insulator identification
i have come across three porcelin insulators that i can not identify..#1 has no markings, brown glaze, stands between 3-4 in tall(i dont have a ruler) #2 has inprint of state of illinois, 119 inside state outline and 29 right outside state outline. it has brown glaze and stands about 5 in tall. #3 has a B in a circle (Brookfield i believe). That is only marking. It has almost a greenish brown glaze. Stands about 4 in tall. Any info you can give would be appreciated.....(i can only attatch two inages so i will send another question about #3 with info and images.
Thanks for your question,
Your first insulator is pretty common but the maker is not known as they are all unmarked. It is a telephone style probably from the 1930s. Collector value of $1.00 or so.
Your second insulator is also a telephone style but was made by the Illinois Porcelain Company. This is from the 1920s - figure a $1-$2 value.
Your third insulator is another beehive style made by Ohio Brass of Mansfield, OH. Their logo is a B inside of an O. Also from the 1920's and pretty common.
Although common, these are still great pieces of history and are around 90 years old!
Hope this helps, Thanks, --Bob