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Research Division



I would like you to look at the ad at the left. This was taken from "Hemming's Motor News". 

Those little insulators with the hole through them are ash trays for old cars. Someone commented about them in the April 1979 issue. 
Thank you. 
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Porcelain Insulator News

   by Jack H. Tod, NIA #13



"The Story of Gerald & Esta Brown's Insulator Collecting", by Gerald Brown, 1979, softbound, 128 pages, 7" x 8-1/2", $4.75 postpaid (from author, P.O. Box 1, Two Buttes, Co 81084). 

Let me say right off that, by far, this is the best book that has been published ...                    [more]


Shelves of History

   by J. Chester Gordon


Pictured here are portions of shelves of history in our home in Anchorage, Alaska. Specifically note the bookends, my most recent addition. My son-in-law Larry Fountaine of Pueblo, Colorado, made them for me for Christmas. 

He took the old rail sections from an old mine adit near Leadville, Colorado. ...                    [more]


Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers


Zsolnay Ceramics, Pecs, Hungary 

The insulator you see pictured on the left is one of my most prized possessions. I bought it last summer at the National Show in Reno from Mr. Paul Bellanyi of Sacramento, California, who kindly furnished me with information on the manufacturer -- Zsolnay Ceramic ...                    [more]

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