Lot 13Price Realized: $1,925
|Lot 13: CD 735 MULFORD & BIDDLE // U.P.R.R. Color: Deep Dark Blue Description: A few flakes on the skirt, one of which affects the "LF" in the embossing and a 1 1/2" x 1/4" chip centered at the right mold line, a pinky flake on the wire ridge. This style of insulator was first manufactured around 1867, and was produced for use on the Union Pacific Railroad (U.P.R.R.) which was completed in 1869. The railroad was incorporated under the “Pacific Railroad Act of 1862”, and was approved by Abraham Lincoln. The act provided for the construction of railroads to preserve the Union during the Civil War. The U.P.R.R. was constructed from Council Bluffs, IA to meet the Central Pacific line, which began at San Francisco Bay, and the two met at Promontory, Utah. Mulford & Biddle supplied telegraph materials in the 1860s, operating out of New York. This insulator is a nice rich blue color that complements other shades of blue in which the CD 735 U.P.R.R. has been found. This example was discovered in Rawlins, WY. (from the Marvin Collins collection) (#0536)|
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,250 Open: $1
Price Realized: $1,925
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