F. M. Locke porcelain signals
Fred M. Locke, the father of porcelain insulators actually had
his start in glass insulators in the 1890's. There is a great deal of
information about the man and his career covered very well by
other collectors such as Elton Gish. I couldn't possibly do justice
to these works here.
Reported styles: U-242, U259, U-259A
Reported colors: tan, white, brown
U-259s incised on dome "FRED M. LOCKE/VICTOR, N. Y.".
Speaking of Mr. Gish. this unique U-242
F.M. Locke is part of his collection.