Beach Finds - What Could This Be?

by Pat
(Abbotsford, BC, Canada)

Beach Finds - What Could This Be?

Beach Finds - What Could This Be?

~ submitted by Pat in Abbotsford, BC, Canada

Found on North Beach, Pt. Townsend, WA and wondered what the origin of this would be.  

Has a tiny pebble wedged in the hole in the middle that won't come out, but this part must be from an old stove?? fridge?? or something else?

~  by Pat

sea glass colors line

Hi Pat,

Most white ceramic pieces that have a hole in them are from insulators, as you have guessed. (Door knobs and drawer pulls are other ceramic pieces that have holes, but obviously they look quite different.)

As far as exactly what kind of an insulator it is... well, I guess an electrician who has a lot of miles on him might know.

But there was such a huge number of insulators made that it might be we'll never know exactly what this was.

Here are some photos of our stock here at Odyssey Sea Glass, most of which were found at North Beach also.

~ David

Sea Glass Insulators:

Sea glass or beach glass insulators

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Jun 26, 2013
by: Pat

Ohhh, yes. Thank you Tina.

Jun 23, 2013
Spark plug or insulator
by: Tina

I'm pretty sure it's a spark plug or insulator.

I'm not quite sure the difference between the two but it's in that family.

I found similar pieces that were long and narrow, with the groves on the edge and the whole in the middle, with a rock too!

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