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"Threadless Corner -- The 732"

   by Ray Klingensmith


The CD 732 unembossed threadless has held a special appeal to me for some time. In purchasing my first jewel of this CD# three years ago, I was totally unaware of all the variations and interesting facts concerning this item. I guess the most noticeable factors were color and size variations. Let's cover ...                    [more]


Collector of the Month



William Hungate displays one of more than 500 insulators in his collection which he started in 1968. 

(The following article is copied from Herald and News, Klamath Falls, Oregon, Sunday, February 5, 1978, and was written by Chris Beeson, with the title "Hungate ...                    [more]


Patent Pages

   by Ray Klingensmith


This month - a very interesting item - the 1874 Homer Brooke patent. To my knowledge, none of these have been found to date. I term this item the "Brooke's Harloe" because of its striking resemblance to the Dec. 9, 1902 patent issued to Morton Harloe. In fact, I wonder if maybe Harloe copied the ...                    [more]


Questions Answered by N. R. Woodward

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


Wayne L. Barnes, Hamler, Ohio, writes: I would like to ask about the insulator pictured below.

I wrote the Milhollands about it a while back, and I told them it was a star CD 113 insulator. She told me I might have mistaken it for a CD 112.

Well, this time I drew a picture of it. As you can see, it is a CD 113. There ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Jack H. Tod


Dear Jack: I recently acquired a porcelain insulator and cannot match it with any in your Porcelain Insulators Guide Book. It is a two-piece, cemented insulator, top-rest firing surface and a reddish-brown glaze. It has a Locke marking as I've sketched. 

I would appreciate any information you could give me ...                    [more]

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