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Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers


Alice Springs and the Overland Telegraph Line 

In last month's article I touched briefly on the Overland Telegraph Line in Australia, and the fact that Robert Chiantelli (Monterey California) had found some of the old porcelain insulators from that line while visiting in Alice Springs. Since then ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Jack H. Tod, NIA #13


Photo at the right is of a Locke U-418 and copper fog shroud (via Robert Chiantelli of Monterey, Calif.). Photo below shows a number of different fog bowls, all from the California coastal areas, and all in the collection of Richard A. Peterson of Sacramento. 

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Me And The 143 (#6)

   by Grant Salzman, NIA #1785


One of the mold styles that collectors are most familiar with is the so-called "raised block" variety, which is a raised slug plate embossed "Canadian Pacific Ry". I have numbered this item as mold style #3, although it had its beginning under another name. If you compare the wire groove height and the ...                    [more]

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