Porcelain Insulator News
| ||by Jack H. Tod|
Surely every collector is familiar by now with Dry Spot insulators and their
common forms in porcelain pin types such as U-173 and U-188. I've made reference
to "in line" types of Dry Spots before (not pin types), so here's more
information for those interested in the subject.
Whitall Tatum Co.
Ran into a reference the other day that might be of interest to our
historians trying to pinpoint a date. I was reading in a biography of Bernard M.
Baruch by Margaret Coit, and I quote from page 62:
"His salary was three dollars a week. It was 1889 and Bernard Baruch was
CD 742.5 Battleford Baby
| ||by J. H. Hayes|
At the Toronto Yorktown 7 Show & Sale on November 14, 1976, a little more
information was added to our knowledge of the origin and existence of
Norm Banks and his brother Gord of Burford, Ontario, brought in a wood
covered black glass insulator like the new Wade I reported in the April
Reminiscences of an Early Day Lineman
| ||by Linda Peterson|
(This story about Fred Koehler is copied from the June 1974 issue of Pacific
Telephone Magazine under the original title "Those were the days, my
Ahh, the roaring twenties -- bootleg gin, flappers and oh, you kid! The world
was young, America had emerged relatively unscathed from World War I, men were
Pyrex Pictorial Essay
| ||by Jeffrey McCurty|
I have collected insulators for six years and started specializing in Pyrex
three years ago. It has been a real challenge. Although Corning-Pyrex
manufactured their insulator line quite recently, from 1924-1945 (approx.), some
have been very difficult to get.
I wrote a short article in April 1975 Crown Jewels describing some Pyrex