Lot 207

Price Realized:  $506
CD 402 PYREX // MIVA ACQUI {Italy}, Straw; Unusual, designed with an off-centered pinhole!
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Lot 207: CD 402 PYREX // MIVA ACQUI {Italy}  Color: Straw  Description: 4 3/4" tall. Very good condition. Even the damage-prone threaded cap is in great shape. This insulator has been referred to as both a "two-part dry spot insulator" and a "terminal insulator" It has an interesting feature: the pinhole is off-center, as can be seen in view 3, to accommodate a small hole, perhaps for the wire. Marilyn Albers' price guide for "Glass Insulators From Outside North America," published in 1996, gives an estimate of $300 - $350 for this piece; however, we'll be more conservative with our estimate. The use of Corning Glassworks' trademark "PYREX" indicates that permission was given to use their formula for "toughened" glass. Manifattura Isolatori Vetro Acqui Terme S.p.A. produced at least 25 styles of insulators, both for telecommunication and power use. They were embossed MIVA or MIVA ACQUI. The "S.p.A." refers to a public limited company, and Acqui Terme is a popular hot springs resort. (#0236)
Estimate: $150 - $200  Open: $10
Price Realized:  $506

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