Monday, November 26, 2012
COLLECTIONS : GLASS INSULATORSTags : collections, shared collections .
For as long as I can recall my family has collected insulators and there use to be a bunch on top of the hearth in out home. I'd play with them and arrange them by color, shapes or sizes and could stare at them forever. Have you ever noticed these things (above) and not really known what they were? Well if you have power lines in your area you may be so lucky to spot one of them up top of a nearby poll. An insulators is used to help transmit high voltages of power thru the lines, and though I'm not a brainiac about power by any means I know that some of the older insulators (like these glass ones above) are retired over time and then replaced with newer ones. I've currently seen a trendy in the antique malls or thrift stores with them. My dad (who works for the power company, for many years now) has acquired the most wonderful personal collection. He was even so kind to give me a few which we use in our home currently as decorative door stops. So do you own any insulators? Happy Monday sweet friends, it's lovely to be back today and I hope your Thanksgiving was fabulous! :)