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Letters to the Editor



Dear Don & Dora, 

I didn't mean to let my subscription run out. So here's 18.00 for a first class subscription.

I haven't been very active in insulator collecting since I got married a little over a year ago. But I wouldn't be without C.J. of the Wire every month. I still have ...                    [more]


Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers


Setting Values on Australian Insulators 

There has been a real surge of interest in Australian insulators over the last year. I attribute this to the increased amount of correspondence between collectors in the U.S.A. and our collector pals over there in Australia. ...                    [more]


Corning Glass Works Insulator Production and the Corning-Pyrex 660

   Text by Jeff McCurty, Photographs by Dan Wagner


Corning-Pyrex insulators were manufactured by the Corning Glass Works in Corning, New York, from 1924 through 1951. Initial consideration to use glass as an insulator material by Corning is dated as far back as 1913 according to existing records. Pyrex glass was developed in 1915 by Corning and was used for cookware, bakeware, and ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Jack H. Tod, NIA #13


Dear Jack: 

The enclosed snapshot is of an insulator I found in an antique store a while back. It caught my eyes from a distance, since it looked like an insulator. There was no information on it, just a price tag with the word "insulator". It's about 10" ...                    [more]

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