Kimble Glass Company High Voltage Power Insulator

Dec 4, 2023 | Museum Monday Treasures

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a Kimble Glass Company high voltage power insulator. It is embossed on one side: “KIMBLE 830 / TEMPERED” and on the other side: “MADE IN U.S.A. / 10-51 .. [two dots]” This style insulator was one of the last ones brought out by the Hemingray Glass Company in 1951. The Hemingray plant was acquired by Kimble in 1952 and closed down in 1966, so examples marked Kimble are much easier to come by than those with the Hemingray mark. It is 4 3/8” high and 5 5/8” inches wide, making it quite a hefty piece of glass!
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