Lot 132

Price Realized:  $176
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{155 Style} Indiana Glass Company, Clear; Great conversation piece!
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Lot 132: {155 Style} Indiana Glass Company  Color: Clear  Description: This "insulator" is quite large, being 4 5/8" tall and 4" in diameter. It is made of Lucite, which is a type of plastic. It has a corrugated base and is similar in shape to a large CD 155 or CD 142. There is a paper label on it that reads: "Indiana Glass Company / RR 2 Box 171 / Dunkirk, IN 47336 / LUCITE MODEL FOR FOCUS GROUP TESTING ONLY / PCF 1703 - 2 / 1702 - 2". We were quite puzzled to see this item. Was it a prototype for an insulator? If so, then why would it need to be a "focus group testing" example? A collector/researcher indicated to us that this was a prototype lamp fixture globe. In recent years, a number of craftspeople were making insulator lamps by drilling holes in true insulators, putting light fixtures inside, and selling them for a significant profit. It could be possible that the Indiana Glass Company wanted to capitalize on that market and make their own fixtures. This is obviously a prototype and perhaps a one-of-a-kind item. It's very hard to place an estimate on this. A great conversation piece and an attention grabber for your shelf!
Estimate: $200 - $500  Open: $1
Price Realized:  $176

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