Lot 212

Price Realized:  $1,018
U-980 "Horned Elliott", White Porcelain; Desirable and mint!
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Lot 212: U-980 "Horned Elliott"  Color: White Porcelain  Description: Mint! Nicknamed the "Horned Elliott." These are often damaged, especially the fragile horns. This insulator is perfect! These can be found with two or three skirts, and this insulator has three. A patent was granted to Christopher W. Fenton on September 22, 1837 for manufacturing fire brick. This compound was used to produce "Flint Enamel Ware" and the Elliott insulators: U-979, U-980, U-981. A second Fenton patent covered the transparent glaze. Many publications of the time extolled the strength, the insulating properties, and the economy of the Elliott insulators. A variety of tests proved that they were difficult to break, and that moisture did not condense as it did on glass. This piece is as good an example as you'll find! (#0163)
Estimate: $400 - $500  Open: $200
Price Realized:  $1,018

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