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The Corning Glass Works

   by Jeffrey McCurty


The Corning Glass Works was established in 1875 by Amory Houghton, Sr., in Corning, New York. Prior to this, the company was the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company in Brooklyn, New York. Upon its arrival at Corning in 1868 it was called the Corning Flint Glass Company. The company moved to Corning because of the ...                    [more]


Rules For Troublemen



Dear Dora,

I have enclosed a copy of "Rules for Troublemen". I got it in 1965 from a supervisor I worked for while employed by Illinois Bell Telephone. It is not known if it originated from Illinois Bell or its predecessor, The Chicago Telephone Co. As it says, it will no doubt evoke a chuckle, especially form ...                    [more]


Insulators Go To Church - Update



Some of you may remember an article in the June 1975 issue of Crown Jewels entitled "Insulators Go To Church". It ended with the following statement: "At present the builder is placing the 'bell tower' on the unique church which is open to the public." 

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The Carnival Mickey Mouse

   by Alan Rodgers


A collector recently wrote to me concerning a 'prized' insulator that she had just acquired. She remarked that it had tremendous color and was really beautiful. In all, she was very proud of this new acquisition. Several years ago another collector wrote expressing the same satisfaction about his new find. The ...                    [more]


Hemingray-95's In Service

   by Robin Doody


Several years ago when my brother and I first started collecting insulators, we discovered that many insulators were still in use in our area, mainly for electrical connections to houses. At this time we had no books on the subject, but from the beginning we had seen a lot of odd insulators around town. We ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Jack H. Tod


Dear Jack: 

Two years ago, searching along the roadbed of an old Electric Railroad, we found some old "strains" about 3-1/2" by 4" long. We found about 3 kinds of colors in these: Mottled brown, brown-and-black, and metallic blue-black. These have a rough "fused" looking place on one end. They ...                    [more]

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