||Lapp Ashtray Style #1
The ink used to mark these ashtrays is generally black except for the dark chocolate ashtray in which case the ink is a tan color.
|Lapp Ashtray Style #2
LA [Lapp logo] PPColor:
Dark chocolateI believe this to be the earliest ashtray Lapp made. It is identical to Style #1 except for the logo
|Lapp ashtray #3
Sky gray with black lettering
|Lapp ashtray #4
Yellow with black lettering
|Lapp ashtray #5
|Lapp Ashtray #6
The Crown Jewels of the Wire of Sept. 1992 on page 7 shows an ashtray found by Bob Stahr at a Chicago area Salvation Army Store. The ashtray is similar to numbers 1-4 shown above in that it has the two rings on the side and is a chocolate color. In the center of the ashtray is an image of a suspension insulator string with attachment equipment to support two conductor cables.
Around the rim of the ashtray is the markings "LAPP," "EHV TEST" and the signature of "William Shafer." The September 1992 issue of Crown Jewels of the Wire on page 7, indicates Bob wrote to Lapp to find out about this insulator but Lapp suspected William Shafer was some customer of thiers.
||Lapp Ashtray #7
This is a grey glazed ashtray with a black ink marking: of LAPP / 1970 next to a lightning bolt with the letters HI-F:
Gish, Elton. "Porcelain Insulator News."
Crown Jewels of the Wire 24.9 (September 1992): 5-14.
Gish, Elton. "Porcelain Insulator News." Crown Jewels of the Wire 25.9 (September 1993): 7-14.
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