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Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers


The Algoma Eastern Railway

A while back, in the December '80 issue of Crown Jewels there appeared in Jack Tod's column the following letter from Terry Smith (Port Huron, Michigan) inquiring about an insulator marking.

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Letters to the Editor



Dear Dora:

I would be pleased if you could find the space to print this letter in a future issue of Crown Jewels because I would like to let people I've met in this wonderful hobby know that I'm very interested still in insulators!

I've just received the January and February issues of the magazine, ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Jack H. Tod, NIA #13


Dear Jack:

The utility I work for has had an interesting way of using the split knob types of "tree" insulators. As I have sketched here, these were used for stringing the wire from the pole to light fixtures over the center of the road. Old-timers here said ...                    [more]


Research Division



Dear Dora,

I am enclosing a photo of an insulator which I bought at a flea market in Mass. recently. It is aqua, has a mold line running all around and has a screw thread coming from the base. The approximate measurements are: Length 5-3/4", width at base 2-1/4" increasing to 3" at ...                    [more]

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