Glass insulators were first produced in the 1850s for telegraph lines, then for telephone and power transmission lines insulated from the wooden poles that held them up. They had to insulate the wire from the wood, and for this, they are made from glass, porcelain or composite polymer materials (nonconductive materials). That was the insulator’s main purpose. Hemingray, Brookfield, and Whitall Tatum are some of the companies who made them. Glass insulators are perfect for upcycling projects, and with their industrial style, they are an excellent material for lights, candle holder, planter or other decorations. Let’s see some of the 30 best ideas we’ve found and that are made from old reused glass insulators.
Glass Insulator Candleholder & Tea Light
A rusty bed spring and a vintage aqua glass insulator make a cute little votive holders.
Make a Unique Garden Lantern from old insulators.
Glass insulators turned upside down for candle holders.
Repurposed Vintage Glass Insulator with an old piece of wood into Candle Sconce.
A set of two rustic bar wood and glass insulators reclaimed into candle holders.
Glass insulators and horseshoes for this original candles holder.
- Michael Bruner
- Schiffer Publishing
- Hardcover: 222 pages