British Varley insulator

By Fredrik Höjefält; posted April 13, 2003

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On a recent hunting trip in England with collector friend James Bancroft, we found this old Varley insulator half buried in the embankment of an disused railway. It was found at an old pole site, together with another broken specimen and numerous spindles. Its a rare find, and the marking "Bullers, Jobson & Co Ltd Dudley, England" dates it to 1885 to 1887. The Varley pattern once were the most used insulator for line use on the British railways, later superseded by the Cordeaux pattern.