Brookfield CD 162.1 (Before & After) (Barn Insulator)

By Christopher Pasquale Amodeo; posted May 20, 2005

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I found this insulator on the side of a very old barn that was built sometime between 1700-1725. It was mounted on a metal bracket, about 15 feet off the ground. There were no wires attached to it. I liberated it today (05/17/05). This is a combined before-and-after photograph. It was a mess when I first found it, but now it looks great. It's a Brookfield. That's the only embossing on it. The letters in the word "BROOKFIELD" are very large and this insulator has no drip points (smooth base). What CD number is this insulator ? Thank you for your help.

Chris Amodeo

UPDATE: It's a CD 162.1 and it was made between 1906 and 1910 in New Jersey. It is green-aqua with many amber streaks and is worth about 3-5 dollars in the 2003 price guide.

UPDATE: My ex-girlfriend accidentally shattered this insulator. It is gone now.