August, 2017 Mentor Headlands, OH Any ideas on this?

by Elizabeth Brauer
(Chagrin Falls, OH Geauga County)



I found this while hunting beach glass, wondered if anyone had any insight as to what this is?

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Apr 17, 2020
Your mystery object
by: Matt B

The white cylinder you found is from electric fencing. It's an insulating ceramic cylinder that normally has a nail going through it and electric wire around it. The same thing was used in the electric wiring inside old houses. That was called "knob and tube wiring".

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