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The Paul Seiler Telephone



Sue Nemec of Auckland, New Zealand, holding the rare Paul Seiler telephone. See following pages....                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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Porcelain Insulator News

   by Jack H. Tod


Dear Jack: 

I recently picked up another insulator for my collection that is new to me, and I would appreciate any information you may have on it. I've enclosed a shadow profile drawing with pertinent dimensions. 

It has a reddish-brown glaze, 1-3/8" pin hole, top-rest firing surface and a "LIMA ...                    [more]


"Threadless Corner"

   by Ray Klingensmith


Hello to everyone, and welcome to "Threadless Corner", a new column I hope to be writing each month. Another column called "Patent Pages" will also be appearing. These three or four pages each month, hopefully, will be of some help to all those involved in collecting ...                    [more]


CD 804.3 Isorex

   by Bill Hungate


When Marion Milholland was putting out his 3rd Revision, I was collecting foreign insulators, and as I came upon one that I thought had not previously been classified or photographed, I sent it to him. There were four in all that are now in that book, as well as the new Bicentennial Edition. I am very proud ...                    [more]


George Solon Ladd

   by Fritz Kettenburg


One of the most varied and creative careers in electricity on the west coast belonged to George S. Ladd. He was especially well known in the field of electrical communications beginning with the telegraph, and finally by firmly establishing the use of the ultimate invention of his time: the telephone. 

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Patent Pages

   by Ray Klingensmith


This column, hopefully each month, will be dedicated to the "Patents", that is, the insulators which were patented by their inventors. I find many of these items very interesting, and in viewing the old patent copies, so much can be learned about these unusual jewels. Many ...                    [more]

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