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Research Division



Dear Dora,

Recently I was looking over some of my insulators in preparation for the Kansas City Show (August 27-28). I noticed that one of my CD 125 "No Names" did have some embossing on it. It appears to be a patent date. It is very weak, but partially readable. Some of it has been blocked out by what appear to be ...                    [more]


Early Western Canadian Telegraph Lines and Insulators

   by Jack H. Hayes


The article on page 24 of the May 1977 issue of Crown Jewels, entitled "A Telegraph Line to the Klondike", was most interesting and deserves more followup. 

The line discussed was built and became known as the Yukon Telegraph operated by the Dominion Government. A great book on the operation of this line ...                    [more]


Call Of The Open Road



In our house "Call of the Open Road" means going to an insulator show. Before I explain what an insulator show is, I'll tell you what an insulator is. 

My father has a hobby of collecting glass insulators. Insulators are those things on top of the power poles, and they prevent the electrical ...                    [more]


B.G.M. Co. Embossings

   by John J. Fischer


The search for the names of unidentified insulator embossings is often unproductive, and shrouded by controversy. Old records are often lost or consumed in the flames which claimed many glass producing firms. Existing information, and the re-examination of information which has been hastily covered before, must provide the insulator collector with new clues into his ...                    [more]


Jim White, Executive Director National Insulator Association



I am a native Hoosier. I am 27 years old and have a B.S. and M.A. degree from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. I am presently working for the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District. 

In January I will begin working for the city of Indianapolis as a planner for the Division of Planning ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Jack H. Tod


Dear Jack: 

I have just picked up a new white-glazed insulator on a recent trip to New Hampshire and would be interested in finding some information on it. 

It is very well made and the pin hole is just large enough for a wooden pin. 

...                    [more]

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