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Please feedback additional key dates or note any needed corrections.Insulators were originally designed to keep the wires linking telegraphs and telephones insulated from the wooden poles that held them aloft.Insulators in shades of “true” green from this earlier period are considerably less common. " data-medium-file="https:// data-large-file="https:// class="wp-image-2994 size-large" title="CD 126 style telegraph line insulator made by Brookfield at their Brooklyn NY plant.

Production of glass at Old Bridge ended in either late 1920 or early 1921 (sources of info vary) but the corporation was officially dissolved in September 1922.

Note: In general, the name Bushwick Glass Works applied to the physical factory, and Brookfield Glass Company was the actual firm (company or business organization) that operated the works, although these two names are often used interchangeably and may be considered almost synonymous. Woodward (The Glass Insulator in America: 1988 Report), Elton Gish, Bob Stahr, Glenn Drummond, Alice Creswick and Helen Mc Kearin.

Evidently it is a very rarely seen item, and probably dates from the 1860s or 1870s.

A very rare type of fruit jar embossed “Brookfield/55/Fulton St/N. Brookfield maintained business offices in Manhattan throughout most if its history, and those office addresses were embossed on many of the earlier insulators.

A second glass plant was built in Old Bridge, New Jersey, and from recently discovered evidence by collector/historian Bob Stahr, that plant seems to have commenced glass production in about 1906.

The exact time when the Brooklyn plant was closed is still open to question, but it may have been around 1912, meaning that both plants likely operated simultaneously for a period of around 6 years.

Brookfield made many (if not all) of the “RRR / Radway’s Ready Relief” patent medicine bottles, as mentioned in a trade magazine article ( Sept 9, 1875).

That article is reproduced here, courtesy of Bob Stahr and Bob Berry, at the Insulator Gazette database website: Large quantities of square pickle bottles, chow-chow (tomato/vegetable pickle relish) jars, and many containers for “Vinegar Bitters” were made, as mentioned in that article.

A cylinder whiskey or wine-type bottle is known to exist which is embossed “BUSHWICK GLASS WORKS” in a circle on the base.

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