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Questions Answered by N. R. Woodward

   Author of The Glass Insulator in America


From Jim Decker: I recently acquired two new Hemingrays and have questions about each of them. The first one is a CD 162 with embossing as follows: F - HEMINGRAY / PATENTED    B - PETTICOAT 

The second one is just like a CD 134-1P, except that it is about 1/2" ...                    [more]


Establishing Trails On Rights-of-Way



(copied from Sports Afield)

A new publication by the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Outdoor Recreation lists, by state, over 450 railroad rights-of-way abandoned between 1960 and 1970, and criteria for evaluating their recreational potential. BOR ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Jack H. Tod


Preferably direct porcelain news items and questions directly to Jack H. Tod, 3427 N. 47th Place, Phoenix, Ariz. 85018. All mail will be answered if reply stamp is enclosed, and the most newsworthy items and questions of general interest will be published as space permits.

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Rack Wire Holders



Author of The Glass Insulator in America and originator of C. D. #'s (Consolidated Design Numbers)

Paul Greaves writes: I have a few insulators that I have not been able to identify any place, and I would appreciate any information you might have. 

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Research Division



Dear Editor,

Here is something I bought the other day. I do not know what it is.

The man I got it from said he screwed it out of a metal sleeve in a mine. He said that a cable was running through the tube. As you can see, the threads are on the outside. The inside, or the hole, is threadless. The man did not say what ...                    [more]

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