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GPO Insulator(s)

GPO Insulator off a telegraph poleIf you've got any of these things floating around your garden, shed, garden shed or that drawer in your kitchen where you keep all the junk and which never opens properly - then I'd be very interested to hear from you.  They are GPO standard ceramic terminators and they're slowly disappearing from the wild.

My restoration project has stalled slightly because I have two of these insulators in a very poor condition.  They have clearly  broken in the past and some long-forgotten GPO engineer has glued them back together - araldite probably or perhaps a half-chewed Werther's Original.  

Badly cracked GPO insulator off a telegraph pole

 

Anyway, I can't get them off the retaining bolts and so am seeking replacements. There are some spare ones sitting on a disused pole not half a mile from my house.  But alas they're just out of my reach.

Spare insulators atop an old poleI'd be happy to pay postage and packaging and in return would promise to turn to face your general direction and think nice things about you.*

Please email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can help out.

 

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I now require 3 insulators.  My wife broke one after I had left them in the sink to soak along with the breakfast dishes.  I have to wonder if she's as 100% committed to this as I am - she wasn't even sobbing uncontrollably when she told me!

* 10 mins max.