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Porcelain Insulator News

   by Jack H. Tod, NIA #13


I was very interested in the reports of the U-418 and its copper fog shroud in several recent issues of CJ, since I spotted some similar shrouds on a telephone line running along the coast just south of Santa Barbara, Cal. several years ago. These shrouds (somewhat smaller than the ones ...                    [more]


Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers


Insulators from Greece 

I feel very fortunate to have two whole live insulators from Greece, at last! I remember seeing one like these on a sales table at the 1979 National Show in Denver, and assuming it was for sale, asked, "How much?" The answer came back, "You can't buy just one. ...                    [more]


the "California Connection"

   by Brent Burger


TRAMPS. CALIFORNIA made three of these. We know them as the C.D. 190/191 TWO-PIECE, the C.D. 200, and the C.D. 201. Of the five or so CAL's that are really rare, these three surely fit in. The TWO-PIECE is one of the rarest, if not THE rarest. There are only about a dozen of these in collectors' hands ...                    [more]


"Threadless Corner"

   by Ray Klingensmith



Over the last few months I've located some material through a little research of my own, and reading through the works of other authors, on some early glass companies that made telegraph insulators. At first I planned on saving the news for individual articles after ...                    [more]


Phantom Insulators

   by William C. Ogden


Most insulator collectors with a knowledge of pole-line hardware and other go-withs would be familiar with the phantom and split-phantom transposition brackets. Many collectors with a knowledge of open-wire line operation understand the idea of the phantom circuit. This article is on the ...                    [more]


Me And The 143 (#9)

   by Grant Salzman, NIA #1785


I am deeply indebted to so many nice people who have helped me put together the material for these articles, and I try to mention them all. So before I begin with the section on C.P.R. 143's, I want to thank someone who has given me invaluable assistance in the C.P.R. and Canadian Pacific areas, Mr. Mel Allen of Surrey, British ...                    [more]

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