Aqua Insulator, Whitall Tatum No 4, Ice Blue Color, Collectible, Glass
Insulators were a basic part of the communications and power industry in the early 20th century. This early style insulator is embossed with Whitall Tatum Co No 4, made in the USA, and the trademark WT in an upside down triangle. This insulator would be a great addition to any insulator collection. It would add rustic style to a home or camp. It would also make a great paperweight. It is a beautiful piece of glass and would look fantastic in a window catching the light adding character and charm to your home.
The Whitall Tatum Company, or Whitall Tatum, was one of the first glass factories in America. Located in Millville, New Jersey, it was in operation from 1806 through 1938. Whitall Tatum produced bottles, jars, and vials throughout much of the 19th century. Whitall Tatum entered the insulator manufacturing market in 1922, mass-producing them for use on power and communications lines across the country. Armstrong Cork Corporation purchased Whitall-Tatum in 1938, continuing insulator production under the Armstrong trademark.
Size: 4 inches in height.
This insulator is in very good condition. There are no chips or cracks on the outside skirt. It does have 2 chips on the inside skirt where it attached to the pole. The glass is imperfect with bubble and lines due to the manufacturing process. (Most insulators made from leftover glass)
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Our Vintage Rating Chart:
'LIKE NEW' Perfect mint condition.
EXCELLENT: Item has no chips cracks or crazing. May show wear from over the years such as small utensil marks.
GREAT: Item shows signs of wear due to everyday use. Larger utensil marks small flea bit chips.
VERY GOOD: Item has larger signs of wear from everyday use. Such as minor scratches, scuffing, crazing or flea bite chips.
GOOD: Item shows its years of use and love. There will be flaws such as chips, small cracks, more pronounced crazing etc. Price will reflect these defects. The item will show a larger amount of wear.
FAIR: Numerous noted flaws, some very significant. Larger cracks, chips, mars, etc. The item will have very significant wear for its years of use.