1975 >> April  

Message to readers about contents for this month....



CD #266



Dear Dora,

Enclosed find my belated renewal of C.J. subscription, along with my seasons greetings for you both. In the December issue I noticed a picture of Larry Veneziano's CD #266 Pat June 17, 1890 (number 5 Cable) and thought it would be nice to tell the other collectors what I have learned about them. Among the ...                    [more]


Pyrex Glass Insulators

   by Jeffrey McCurty


Pyrex insulators were manufactured by the Corning Glass Works, Corning, New York. They were used for communication line and high voltage power lines. The smaller insulators such as 661, 662, 63 were sold to businesses such as Bell Telephone and Western Electric. Power companies and major utilities used the ...                    [more]


Questions Answered by N. R. Woodward

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


Fran Miller, Duluth, Minnesota, writes: I have a question, and I was wondering if you or anyone has an answer. On the front of a Hemingray-12 clear there is 0-4. and the Hemingray-42 front, 8::: Do these dots and numbers represent something? Also on many other insulators, such as Hemingray-9, 0-4. or ...                    [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 item and questions of general interest will be published as space permits.

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