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Porcelain Insulator News

   by Jack H. Tod, NIA #13


Dear Jack: 

The cover of the October "Crown Jewels" with the "Insulators Around the World" photo prompted me to write to you. My associate at work, Mr. Nathan Iyer, who knows of my insulator collecting, returned from a trip to India and presented me with 2 ...                    [more]


"Threadless Corner" -- Wood Cast Iron Insulator

   by Ray Klingensmith


How about a cast iron threadless? It sounds like a flop of an invention, considering the insulating factors, or, should I say, lack of them. But after a closer look at this strange "jewel", one can see some positive points on this invention.

If the ...                    [more]


"Patent Pages"

   by Ray Klingensmith


Although the following items aren't exactly "screw-top Bostons", I thought collectors might be interested in the four patents covered this month. 

Below is the patent issued to John Garity of East Birmingham, Pennsylvania. I know of one of these insulators in existence. It is ...                    [more]


The Rim Embossed PAT'D



(The following article was sent in by Tom G. Moulton, Ballston Lake, New York) 

Shown in this display are the only three C.D.'s in which this embossing is now known to exist. Two of the pieces, while not common, have been seen before, while the third is being displayed here for the first time. Let's examine each ...                    [more]


Rewarding Experience

   by Alan Rodgers


Encouraging new collectors to display their collections at shows is almost as difficult as persuading more experienced collectors to compete in the like. Sure, a display involves a great deal of effort, expense, and time. For the average collector, are the rewards of a display worth the trouble? As far as ...                    [more]

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