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Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers


NGK Insulators Ltd. - Japan

NGK Insulators Ltd. began in 1919 with the establishment of its first factory in Mizuho, Nagoya, Japan. The largest plant and main office still remain here, but since then three other NGK factories have been put into operation. These three are (1) the Atsuta factory ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Jack H. Tod, NIA #13


Dear Jack: 

Some time ago you mentioned "Hescho" insulators in your column. They were used here in Regina by the local power company, City Light & Power, which has since been taken over by Saskatchewan Power Corporation. 

I know these Hescho's are brown and are from ...                    [more]


The C R & N Railway

   by J Chester Gordon


The second of Alaska's early railroads was the Copper River & Northwestern. It was Michael J. Heney, builder of the White Pass & Yukon Railroad, who masterminded and muscled through the construction of the 196 mile line from Cordova on the coast to the Guggenheim's mountain of copper at ...                    [more]

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