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Research Division




Mr. Tibbits, in answer to a letter I sent him, suggested that we write you for information about an insulator that my young cousin, Todd Shattuck Tapasak, found in Sayville, Long Island, New York. Mr. Tibbits wrote that he has not seen this insulator.

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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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The San Francisco Woods

   by Frank Saccoman


Of all the materials that are suitable for the fashioning of insulators, one of the most unlikely was chosen in San Francisco. The year was about 1900. The material was wood. The reason was far reaching and somewhat complicated. Therein lies the fascination.

Going back to what we know about the requirements of insulators, we find that ...                    [more]


The Telegraph in America



The following chapter, "The New York and New England Union Tel. Co.", is reprinted from The Telegraph In America by James D. Reid, published in 1879.

This was submitted by Roy N. Licari of Washington, D.C. with exclusive rights to print granted to Crown Jewels.

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