| ||by Ray Klingensmith|
J. F. BUZBY PATENT
On May 6, 1890 a patent for an insulator for use
with wires on telegraph or telephone poles was issued to Joseph F. Buzby of
Royer's Ford, Pennsylvania. The insulator shown in the patent drawing had a top
portion with a perpendicular slot in which the wire rested and a "open
| ||by Marilyn Albers|
To Spain Again
I'm waving at Jack Tod, just a few pages away in
his "Porcelain Insulator News" column. He sent me the material for
this month's article on Spain, based on some correspondence he had from Bill
Ogden (Virginia, Minnesota). Since Bill had also called me at about the same
Me And The 143 (#10)
| ||by Grant Salzman, NIA #1785|
As promised in the last
article, this column will finish up with the remainder of mold style #1D, by
dealing with those 143's embossed with G.N.R., G.P.R. and STANDARD, plus some
G.N.R. and G.P.R. No one seems to know for sure what these
Porcelain Insulator News
| ||by Jack H. Tod, NIA #13|
I'm enclosing sketches of a couple of white
porcelain insulators I have.
I found the item with the E.S.B. CO. marking about
a year ago in a small dump by the railroad near my house, and I still can't
visualize how it would be used. Any information on it would be appreciated.
California Glass Insulator Co.
Enclosed is a picture of the California Glass Insulator Co.
that I have come across in my research of the company. So far that is all I have
come up with, but I still have a few more leads to check out. Maybe some new
information will come out of the woodwork yet. I thought you would like to print