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Glass Insulator Sconce Lights

Snow Hill Lighting

Regular price $125.00

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Bring a piece of history into your home with these vintage glass insulator sconce lights.

The maker sourced these insulators in Maine before acid-washing them to ensure beautiful, shiny glass. Because of their age, there are slight imperfections in the glass, but they add to the history and character.

Each light includes a LED dimmable 6 watt bulb (which is equivalent to a 60 watt incandescent).

The insulator is approximately 4" tall and 3.5" wide.

The cable must be wired in, and all mounting hardware is included.

Glass insulators were used from the 1870s to the 1950s for communication towers for telegraphs and telephones.

Teal Hemingray Glass Company, with production based in the midwest, made these Hemingray-42 insulators from 1921 to 1960, and it was one of the most popular insulators used in the 20th century. The Hemingray-42 insulator was considered an improved version of the Hemingray-40 because it could be used for telegraph and telephone lines.
Aqua Whitall Tatum Company of New Jersey made Whitall Tatum No 1s from 1922 to 1938, when they sold the company. Whitall Tatum Company was one of the first glass companies in America, and it is also well know for its mass production of glass prescription bottles.


1 light per order. 

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