Porcelain Insulator News
| ||by Jack H. Tod|
Since I have been back east on an insulator research trip all of April and
most of May, general porcelain news items have been deferred to later issues.
Please realize that our news copy deadline is 40 days prior to the first of the
month of issue.
Pin type insulators are the main item of interest to the majority of the
Earthquakes and Glass Insulators
| ||by P. Quentin Tomich|
The "Big Island" of Hawaii is in an earthquake zone, and seismic
motion is generated from shifts of the earth's crustal plates as well as from
molten lava moving locally underground. Mild jiggles and an occasional jolt may
occur several times a year. Ever since my insulator collection began to grow
Questions Answered by N. R. Woodward
| ||Author of The Glass Insulator in America|
William Davis of West Babylon, New York writes: I recently acquired an
insulator that I would like to inquire about. It is a CD 295 Hemingray 72, but
it is not embossed as shown in any of the reference books I have. It appears
to be a mold change from a No 4 high voltage.
The Wade Insulator
| ||by Fred C. Koehler|
The first thing I wish to do is to thank David and Marilyn Delling for giving
me permission to use the information in their book, Before Threads, a story of
the Wade insulator; and I also want to thank Frank Jones for permission to use
information about the Wade Insulator from his reprint of History, Theory and
Letters to the Editor
In answer to Mr. Michael Cheuvront's letter on page 10, April issue, about
the Brookfield signal he and Steve Wakefield have. I agree with the collectors,
this insulator is in a class by itself and should have a CD number all its own.
I have the same insulator in aqua star (left), and as I look at the picture