Reproduction Commemorative Insulator
Reprinted from "INSULATORS - Crown Jewels of the Wire", July 1971, page 20
This is a commemorative insulator made by Frank Miller of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in
honor of our National Insulator Meets.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miller attended the First National Meet in New Castle,
Indiana, and we had the privilege of meeting them there. They also plan on being
at the Colorado Springs Meet.
Frank, being an enthusiastic insulator collector, went home from the show in
New Castle with an idea that we should have something to remember these National
Meets by, and after several months of struggling, managed to get a mold made.
Frank says it was often referred to as "Frank's Last Folly' since he is now
retired from work as of June 4th. Congratulations, Frank. ) He also says it was
worth the struggle, and we think so, too. They are beautiful and very desirable.
This insulator is made of black amber glass, stands almost 4 inches high and
is 3-1/4 inches across the base. It is styled after the Pilgrim Hat (CD #436),
and of course, is threadless.
The first set Frank made (145 altogether) was embossed:
New Castle, Indiana
June 20-21, 1970
First Nat'l Meet
The second set (163 made) is embossed:
July 10-11, 1971
Second Nat'l Meet
The embossing is on the very top of the insulator. Inside on the very top of
the threadless pin-hole are the initials F. M.
Frank says he will not make any more of these, and he owns and possesses the
mold, although possibly he may later make them in a different color if he can
find a glass company interested in small orders. We predict these will become a
collector's item in themselves, because there just aren't enough to go around,
and everyone who sees ours wants one, even if they didn't attend the National
Mr. Frank Miller sells these commemorative insulators at $6.00 each, plus
postage, and isn't interested in volume sales. He is just a nice collector who
has given all of us a chance to have a beautiful memento of our National Meets
at a very nominal price. Our thanks and sincere appreciation to Frank Miller,
1720 West Pine, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127.