Lot 197

Price Realized:  $1,155
CD 701.6 "Scrambled Eggs", Green Blackglass; A 15 pound montage of insulators!
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Lot 197: CD 701.6 "Scrambled Eggs"  Color: Green Blackglass  Description: A chunk of at least six fused "eggs", measuring about 9" wide by 6" deep by 7" tall, and weighing a massive 15 pounds! The insulators range from almost whole to flattened and squashed. Be sure to look at all four views, as every one shows a different angle. When you display it, you can decide which view you prefer. A great relic from the fires in Richmond during the Civil War. The "Confederate Eggs" were salvaged from a construction site in Richmond, Virginia in the early 1990s. These early telegraph insulators, from the 1860s, were apparently stored in a Confederate Army supply depot during the Civil War. Many of the insulators within the depot were destroyed or badly damaged in April 1865 when parts of the city were reportedly set on fire by the Confederate troops to keep the contents from Union hands. Today this fire has been referred to as "The Evacuation Fire of 1865." If ever there was an insulator that was a piece of American history, it is the Confederate Egg! It's difficult to place a value on this unique montage, so we'll let the bidders decide! (#0169)
Estimate: $300 - $600  Open: $10
Price Realized:  $1,155

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