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The McMicking Insulator

   by John Werstuik


In the spring of 1862 some two hundred and fifty pioneers attracted by the news of gold discoverie British Columbia gathered at Winnipeg, Manitoba (then known as Fort Gary) from England, the U.S. and the remainder from Ontario and Quebec. 

In the party were two brothers, Thomas and Robert Burns ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Jack H. Tod


Dear Jack: 

I am enclosing a picture of an high voltage porcelain insulator that I obtained about 5 years ago from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. in Stockton, Cal. It's a cemented 3-piece multipart, overall skirt width of 7-1/2" and 6-3/8" tall. It has a ...                    [more]


Pioneer Pay Phones

   by H. G. "Bea" Hyve


In today's world, coin-operated telephones are a carrion sight to almost everyone. We can usually find one on every block, especially in heavily populated areas. And because we are so used to them, we might tend to take them for granted. But have you ever wondered just where the first coin-operated phone ...                    [more]

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