Up for auction is one of the most desirable early telephone (telegraph) insulators. This EC&M or E.C&M Co. is in really great condition! The Electrical Construction and Maintenance Company based out of San Francisco in 1870. MOST of these have MAJOR damage at the bottoms . This one has been repaired (don't blame me--I don't know why--the insulator would stand independently without the repair). If you are a purist, I'm sure the repair could be melted off. Please see the pictures. It looks like the repair covers an area of 1 1/2" wide, and is 7/16" at the deepest, but it tapers down. Displays beautifully with only a smidgin of the repair showing on the bottom right--it would be tough for a casual observer to see! The rest of the base is smooth and nice except for three other areas of surface flakes which I have tried my best to capture on the photos. This one stands at 4 1/4" tall and is 2 1/2" at the base, and has the button dot on the back side. SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED!!! Buyer would only be responsible for all shipping and insurance costs. Please e-mail me if you have any questions or call and leave a message. I will respond in the evening since I am not allowed external phone calls at work. Good luck with your bidding! --Tim
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