That is a very cool lamp!This past weekend I chose to just do a different project. My wife thought I was crazy. I had collected a bunch of these insulators when I was a kid. After several attempts I finally got it. With the 100 or so insulators I have in my mom's basement I've actually found the use for one
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I've seen that too. I'm not much of a collector of them but I've done some research on the ones I have. Most are worth a dollar a piece at best. When they were redoing the AC line through town in '80's they pulled all the poles down. I found some one that was working on one of the gates and asked if I could have some. After he said yes my brother and I went through the entire length through town and took all the whole ones. They've been sitting in my moms basement for the last 30 years.That is cool as hell John. I would buy one in a second.
By the way, have you ever seen this guy's collection ? He had around 10,000. I've been by there a few times over the years.
He passed away not too long ago and I don't know it it's all still there.
And if you go down that ebay page a bit to the listing for 15 of them from Whitall Tatum Co., they may have been made here: