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Research Division



Going thru a collection I bought several months ago, I found the bottom of a CD 190/191 A.T. & T. Co. 7. That was all the lettering, and I thought the 7 was most unusual. I went back thru my Crown Jewels, as I thought I had read something about someone else reporting a similar specimen. However, I failed to ...                    [more]


The Telephone's First 100 Years

   by Larry Harmon


The advancement of communications during the middle to late 1800's enabled this country to enjoy the finest communication system in the world. 

Rapid changes in the technology caused many companies to rise and fall. In their past were left unusual contraptions, which years later became highly desirable by ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Jack H. Tod


Dear Jack: 

Recently I found two guy wire insulators with a marking that I have not seen before. It has a large "O" stamped in light yellow ink on the bottom of the insulator. The insulators are brown, 2-1/2" by 3-1/2", circular bottom firing rest.

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