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Porcelain Insulator News

   by Jack H. Tod, NIA #13


Dear Jack: 

I have been intending to drop you a line since your request for Pittsburg "date control" markings first appeared in your column last July. 

I picked up two mahogany brown Pittsburg U-933 glazewelds in Maine last summer. One is unmarked, but the other one has a ...                    [more]


A Visit to Promontory Point

   by Brad Dahlquist


As everyone does, or should, know, the great Transcontinental Railway was completed May 10, 1869 at Promontory Point, Utah. It was the great opening of the West, and thus began the ending of the wilderness the Indians knew so well. 

The past history of this great railroad has ...                    [more]


Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers


New Zealand Insulators Limited - NZI 

When Lu Farin of Decatur, Texas, received her July issue of Crown Jewels and saw the first article of a series on foreign insulators, she went straight to her telephone and called me. "I'm so excited that you're doing this," she said. "You must come ...                    [more]

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