| ||by Greg Bickford
WHAT! Brook's Pat Aug 6, 1867 WHY?
This is the story of the Ram's Horn insulator as I know it to be
from my own experience and from information received from the
pioneer in the Ram's Horn field, Mr. John Hayes, of Ogden, Utah.
The WHAT of this story will not only describe the insulator, but
Railroad Date Nails
| ||by Emma D. Jones
I would like to share with you insulator collectors a hobby of
mine. It's collecting railroad date nails. Starting in 1900 dated
nails were placed in ties by many railroads to keep records on the
life of the ties used. Some were even marked by nails with letters.
These were "A" Ash, "E" Elms "P" Pine, "C" Cherry and so on.
| ||by N.R. Woodward
Ever since glass insulators began to be accepted as "collectibles"
several years ago, the one question probably asked most
frequently has been, "ARE THERE RED INSULATORS?" The
striking thing is, we still do not have an answer! Assuming that
the questioner is referring to a real, stop-light red, in each and
Price Guide Lines
| ||by Irene Merrin
The $75 to $100 Category
How to begin? "Once upon a time" is no
good because this is no fairy tale. What a job
I created for myself when I told the editor I
would try to help collectors in pricing insulators from my observations at shows and lists
received thru the mails, plus shops I have
Questions Answered by N.R. Woodward
1. Do you have any information on the NO LEAK D (CD 211)?
Sorry, I have no data on the NO LEAK D, except the wording on the insulator
The number of manufacturers of insulators is altogether too uncertain. at
this time for
comment. This is precisely the spot where the most urgent need for