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A Way To Catalog Your Insulators

   by Frank Miller


I don't know whether it would be of interest to other collectors or not, but I have always cataloged my collections, and thought you might get other collectors to describe their systems of insulator cataloging.

To start if off, here's my system and the blank I use.  This is what I started with, and still ...                    [more]


CD 124 Information From Colorado

   by Mike Bliss


Have been doing some local investigation of a particular insulator and thought it valuable enough to share with the rest of the world. I kinda put two and two together to end up with a relatively true to fact story.

Denver was the third in the nation to have a central office; meaning, of ...                    [more]


Research Division



Dear Don and Dora Harned,

Here's some history on the New York and Erie Railroad and its telegraph.

In 1851 the New York & Erie Railroad, after nearly 20 years of struggle and of financial vicissitudes, had finally linked the Great Lakes with the Atlantic coast. This road was 460 miles from Piermont on the Hudson to Dunkirk ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Jack H. Tod


Dear Jack:

Wanted to drop you a quick sketch and get any info I could on a U-432A I found recently. There is a circular (almost oval) marking on the underside of the skirt with no apparent mark inside the circle.

The most interesting thing is that the 4 threads are segmented. There are 4 ...                    [more]

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