Lot 31Price Realized: $660
|Lot 31: CD 116.5 B  Color: Light Blue Aqua Description: This uncommon CD has a very interesting shape featuring two deep wire grooves! 1" bruise and associated flake on the skirt at the mold line, two 1/4" factory annealing lines in the wire ridge. [ UPDATE: Over the years, there have various opinions on whether this was made by Brookfield. Some say "yes", others say "no", others say it may have been made by a glass house in Elmer, New Jersey. One person just relayed us this story and a second confirmed it. We think it is significant and wanted to share it with all of you.|
Back around 1974 Mr William Brookfield, the grandson of the insulator manufacturer, was a special guest at a Capitol District Club Insulator show near Albany, NY. He brought with him box full of insulators that had been saved by the family. stated that the Brookfield company manufactured every one of the insulators in that box. Most were clearly marked "B" or "Brookfield", and there was an aqua CD 116.5, also marked "B". At the time an extremely rare, perhaps one of a kind piece. Since then, more have been found, but it contines to be an elusive insulator to obtain. Years later, several pieces of this style were found at the Brookfield Dump. Of course, finding something in the dump is never absolute proof that the style was made there, but in any case, additional information.
Estimate: $250 - $300 Open: $1
Price Realized: $660
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