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Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers


Excuses, Excuses!

Dear Readers, 

At the time of this writing there are exactly five days left before my husband and my daughter and I take off for Europe to be gone for four weeks. We will be traveling with a group of 18 high school boys and girls under the leadership of Father John Brock ...                    [more]


Wonders of Man-made Lightning



There was silence, except for a low hum. All eyes were glued on two men in the center of the room. One of them stood on an insulated platform raised a few inches above the concrete floor, and held a cigarette in his hand. The other, standing on the floor at a spot where a bucket of water ...                    [more]


Research Division



I have enclosed some actual size sketches of an item that I just recently acquired. It appears to be an ashtray or a small bowl. I have drawn the sketches as if it were a bowl, and for the rest of this letter I will refer to the item as a bowl. The bowl is made of a hard, black composition-like ...                    [more]


Cover Picture Information



This is a copy of a drawing by Walton Taber in American Heritage Century Collection of Civil War Art. A friend of my father is a Civil War enthusiast, and he gave me this copy, because he knew I collect insulators. Below also is the text that went with the drawing.
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