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Insulator Identified - Leonardson Patent



This interesting item was sent in by T. P. Feddersen. He found it when he was going through some old magazines before tossing them out. It was printed in the December 28, 1971 issue of Collector's Weekly, a magazine which is no longer published.                                                                                                             

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   by Brent Burger


I had this article already written and ready to go when I realized that I might have a flaw in it that would make it all backwards. When comparing C.D. 161 and 162 signals with other collectors, they all told me I had the two backwards. Insisting I had it right, and they had it backwards, I wrote to the ...                    [more]


Insulators Along The Alaska Hiway

   by J Chester Gordon


My wife Jo and I returned to Alaska from our summer in the Klondike and northern British Columbia in late September. It dawned on me as we trailed along the Alcan Hiway, that soon the twelve wire telephone line paralleling the road would be gone. More line is knocked down each year as the ...                    [more]


Me And The 143 (#8)

   by Grant Salzman, NIA #1785


Any discussion of C.N.R. 143's must first give credit to an important work done in the early 1970's by R. J. Gauchi and Rollo McDonald of Ontario, Canada. It was an interesting and excellent effort to "sort out" some of the confusion that existed in this area, and I thank them sincerely for their efforts which have certainly ...                    [more]


Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers


Insulators from Pakistan 

Thanks to Ross Huth (Atascadero, California) I'm able to show you some porcelain insulators from Pakistan this month. Ross sent this picture of them along with some sketches of their underglaze ink markings. Starting with the insulator on the far left and ...                    [more]


"Patent Pages"

   by Ray Klingensmith


The 1871 Chester "Iron Ring" Patent 

It's funny how sometimes you will have a question about something, and the answer will stare you in the face for years without your being aware of it. Well, one of those questions was answered awhile back. On a trip through New York last spring I ...                    [more]

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