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Another Old Rubber Insulator Found



The insulator on the right is the one shown on the cover of my book "UNIQUE COLLECTIBLE INSULATORS". Another very similar is reported by Ron Souza. Both of these insulators are in the Telegraph Museum in Old Sacramento. (Read about this museum in this issue's article entitled ...                    [more]


"Communications of the 1880's", A New Museum

   by Fritz Kettenburg


The B. F. Hastings Building has been restored along with many other dilapidated and abandoned structures left over from the Gold Rush boom years. The original town along the banks of the Sacramento River is now a State Historic Park, having undergone a reconstruction of the building exteriors to reflect those golden years long past, and the interiors ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Jack H. Tod


Dear Jack: 

I thought I'd let you know of a couple of good ones I came up with a while back that I haven't heard about lately -- a couple of white U-274, 0. P. Co. 

I bought a fellow's extras, and he wanted me to evaluate his porcelain and tell ...                    [more]


Questions Answered by N. R. Woodward

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


Ken Crawford, Saddle Brook, New Jersey, writes: We have two Corning Pyrex insulators (that I had to climb 20 feet for) that are damaged. the "PYREX T.M. REG. U.S. PAT. OFF./MADE U.S.A. 63" has 3/4 of the skirt broken off! Is it worth anything because of the carnival finish? We also have the ...                    [more]


Spanish Insulators

   by John Barber


At this time I would like to make a report on insulators in Spain. In March I went with our band on a trip to Madrid for a week. It was a great trip, and I saw tons of glass insulators. 

I would guess that there were about 10,000 sombreros in use around Madrid There were some huge power poles that had as many ...                    [more]


Research Division



Hot Item!            Mystery Solved!

(Our thanks to Bob Larkin of Thorndale, Pennsylvania, for sharing the following letter with us regarding "Star" insulators and the Star ...                    [more]

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