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Antique Glass & Ceramic Insulators

Antique Glass & Ceramic Insulators

Our founder Bert Smith bought pallets and pallets of these antique glass and ceramic insulators - now they can be yours! Varying in condition, you'll receive the best we find on our surplus yard. Please contact us if you need your insulators or pegs in a certain color or condition.

These insulators used to be found along telephone poles and power lines. Developed so no metal was used during WWII, glass insulators screwed on wooden pegs to hold the sensitive wires. The small blue ceramic alligator insulators were used indoors to run wires along the walls of the house. Collectors and museums hold most of the remaining insulators - and now, so can you.