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The Porcelain Insulators of Italy

   by Matt Grayson


The insulators of I.M.E.C. and Richard-Ginori are similar in many respects to the insulators surveyed of Germany. Some styles are identical, while others are unique to these firms. These two companies offer an interesting contrast. While Richard-Ginori catalogs only the most modern of high ...                    [more]


"Threadless Corner"

   by Ray Klingensmith


This month I thought I'd bring all the past articles up to date, rather than covering one specific item. 

Also, I'd like to make mention at this time that I will be in Denver at the 10th National show. I'll be making drawings of threadless for the new style chart and will also be taking notes on color ...                    [more]


Research Division



Dear Dora, 

The following drawing might be of interest to lightning rod insulator collectors. Color is aqua and made crudely within a three piece mold. Embossed in the wire groove and attached to the building with a metal bracket. I understand that this is the third one found and all in the same area. 
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Stutzen-Isolatoren: Manufacturers of Pintype Insulators in Germany

   by Matt Grayson



After a trip to France in 1973, during which I recovered about fifty French insulators, I became interested in European insulator history. Language and distance made for significant handicaps; though I was able to obtain some data from a number of ...                    [more]


"Patent Pages"

   by Ray Klingensmith


A. W. Hale
Insulator for Electric Wire
No. 293,242.        Patented Feb. 12, 1884.
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A Christmas Holiday on the Northern Telegraph

   by Hans Kettenburg


While in San Francisco for Christmas with family I took a trip up to Anderson in Northern California to visit with Doug Pruitt. Together we went out on the extinct Northern California Telegraph Company line, which was built in 1856, to see if we could find some insulators. 

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