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Research Division



Dear Dora,

I am enclosing a copy of something that might be of interest to you and your readers; namely, a trade card from the L. G. Tillotson Co. Not only is this the first trade card I've ever seen by an insulator manufacturer, but to me it adds something to the history of the company. I'm aware of the 16 Broadway address, ...                    [more]


Old Ghost Town In Utah

   by Doug Bushnell


A few years ago in my endeavor to locate some old goodies in our mountains, I did a considerable amount of research into old mining literature. Most of this information was located in the classified sections of our libraries.

We have, near by, a ghost town, Mercur, which had burned down many years ago. The mining ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Jack H. Tod


The following feature is a description of the manner in which the insulator drawings for the Universal Style Chart have been made over the years. Collectors who are familiar with the details of this have found it interesting, so it may be of interest to you also. The "shadow profile" method of making drawings ...                    [more]


Insulator Collector of the Month




Joe Egerer, a teacher at Pacifica, has a hobby collecting the items which helped put the Pony Express out of business -- telephone line insulators. Joe has been collecting for about 12 years, and has over a thousand glass domes of ...                    [more]


National Insulator Association Newsnotes



Hello to everyone. I'm Ray Klingensmith, your National Insulator Association Executive Director for the 1978-79 year. I've been collecting since August of 1970. Only about four of these eight years have been on a real serious level. I became interested in insulators and old bottles when an uncle visited from ...                    [more]


"Threadless Corner" -- The Holley

   by Ray Klingensmith


This month, rather than just looking at another well known item, we'll take a look at the Holley (That's Holley, not Hawley!), which appears to have been designed to fit a threadless pin.

This insulator is very unique, in that it is triangular in shape. The purpose ...                    [more]

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