1984 >> April  

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Letters to the Editor



Dear Dora,

Enclosed is $10.00 for subscription. Also, I thought you might be interested in this picture of the wiring to my next-door neighbor's garage that I installed for him about 2 years ago. The 4 insulators to the left are marked "H.G. Co. Petticoat Patent May 2, ...                    [more]


Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers


Many thanks to Stephen Corfidi (Kansas City, Missouri), and Eugene Burger (Cleveland, Ohio) for sending us the following information about NGK of Japan and Locke Insulators of Baltimore, Maryland. I was not aware that these two insulator manufacturers had joined forces! I find ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Jack H. Tod, NIA #13


Dear Jack:

Last summer I purchased two boxes of insulators in Virden, Manitoba -- one box of glass ones, the other of porcelain.

None of the porcelain ones had any markings, but on closer examination we discovered one insulator with crude printing on it shown ...                    [more]


Portland, Oregon Main Office



On June 18, 1878 the first telephone exchange was opened in Portland. The first two telephones in Portland were connected by a line approximately a half mile in length. This was a demonstration line between Dr. Plummers Drug Store and Western Union Office.

May 10 saw the installation of ...                    [more]

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