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Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers


Insulators from Great Britain

It has always seemed rather strange to me that if a collector wants to bring insulators home from England, chances are he must go to the Post Office to make his first contact. In fact, a good number of these insulators (porcelain) are to be found with the incuse letters ...                    [more]


"Patent Pages"

   by Ray Klingensmith


W. H. Dechant (Patent)
Cramp Hook For Telegraphic Wire Insulators
No. 105,656                                                             ...                    [more]


The Early Years Of Telegraph In The United States 1843-1851

   by Shirley Patocka


The man most readily identified with early telegraphy in the United States is Samuel F. B. Morse. He was a fine artist who, with absolutely no background along that line, became fired with the idea of sending messages over a wire. From 1832 to 1837 he worked with various gifted men who all contributed ideas and technical data to ...                    [more]

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