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Vintage Wooden GPO Insulator Arm - Industrial - Make A Great Hat /Coat Rack

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Seller: agiftfromme2 (305) 100%, Location: Chelmondiston, Suffolk, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 112188943964 Vintage Wooden GPO Telephone Isolator Bar Complete with four porcelain Isolators Without going too technical, I believe these were mounted high up on telegraph poles to stop the electric currant running along the telephone lines returning to earth, hence the wires were supported on porcelain insulators, as porcelain is an insulating material. I think that's basically it, but please research for yourself, its an interesting story. Rarely seen nowadays as they have become obsolete. The wooden arm or bar measures approx. 48 inches long. Made from what looks to be hardwood, measures approx. 2 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches square. We then have the four porcelain insulators, fixed onto huge huge bolts. The insulators all unscrew from the fixings but most of the bolts will need some attention if you wish to remove/ restore, they have become seized. Each porcelain insulators stand approx. 4 inches tall and approx. 2 1/2 inches in diameter across the base. Three have GPO printed on the top, one is plain. Original wire still attached to one! I originally bought them to because I loved the look of them and intended to leave all original, but make some sort of bracket for them to fix to the wall and make a cool hat or coat rack. Sadly, just haven't got around to doing that, but have enjoyed them, whilst they have sat on the top shelf of my kitchen dresser! They are unusual, they have a 'industrial / vintage / architectural' presence and would add a smile to any collection. Collection is offered from us here at IP9 Suffolk. I will happily wrap and post, but they weigh just under 6 Kg, hence the shipping cost. The porcelain insulators will be removed for shipping and may be sent separately to avoid breakage Please study photographs as they form an important part of the description From a Smoke Free Home. I use myhermes to deliver my items, they have proven to offer a good, reliable tracked service. I only post / ship with UK Mainland - No Exceptions Plenty of images added for your inspection. Please study photos carefully to ascertain condition for yourselves. I am not an expert, so may have missed something which is important to you. Happy to answer any questions you may have. Many thanks for looking. More than happy to combine postage please ask before checking out. 483 Condition: Vintage condition, please study photographs as they form a large part of the description, Sub-Type: Coat / Hat Rack, Type: Hardware, Style: Industrial, Material: Wood & Ceramic

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