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"Threadless Corner"

   by Ray Klingensmith


The Atlantic Cable 

In all the history of early telegraphic ventures, there are none which show more dedication to complete a project than the attempt to connect North America and Europe with a telegraph cable. For many years various telegraph companies and inventors experimented with submarine ...                    [more]


Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers


Facts and Finds from Rumania and Kenya, East Africa 

I just returned from the Bakersfield Show October 10-11 in California. That was one fine show! There were well over 50 sales tables loaded with all sorts of insulators, and 11 excellent displays. The weather was perfect, and this, I'm ...                    [more]


A Day At The Tracks

   by Brian Hoey


As the summer foliage grows old and drops to the ground, the many insulators hidden from the eye now come into view. Oh and if you were here you would jump with rage when stomping through a rubbish heap you find a shattered gem, but then! A spark of light from afar! A glimmer of glass! Then running ...                    [more]



   by Brent Burger


Following the well known Electrical Construction and Maintenance Company of San Francisco and the California Electric Works, the California Glass Insulator Company was third in line of West Coast insulator manufacturers. Opening in 1912 under the name California Glass Insulator Company at West Anaheim Road and Hayes Street in Long ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Jack H. Tod, NIA #13


I found a really beautiful baby beehive with an unusual marking, and I'm wondering if you've heard of it before. It's similar to the glass CD-143's, quite like the ordinary C.P.R. and C.N.R. porcelain beehives we see (sketch at right). The glaze is a glisteny white, and the "A.E.R." ...                    [more]


Me And The 143 (#7)

   by Grant Salzman, NIA #1785


In this article I promised to bring you up to date on various additions to my early articles, and I also want to tell you about a recent trip I made to British Columbia, and about some exciting discoveries of 143's! First, let me bring you up to date regarding additions to earlier types. 

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