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Worthwhile Endeavor on the "Collins Line"

   by J Chester Gordon


My wife Jo and I first heard about the Collins Overland Telegraph Line in 1970 while exploring in the Dawson City country in the Yukon. We are history buffs and travel in northern Canada every summer.

The Collins Line was planned to connect all the major capitals of the world. Western Union started in 1865 to ...                    [more]


Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers


It is always rewarding to collectors, especially to us foreign insulator enthusiasts, to learn of a manufacturer/distributor that we have not known about heretofore. 

Wayne Junop (Palmer Rapids, Ontario) is responsible for the information in this month's column. Wayne is a former ...                    [more]


Letters to the Editor



Dear Ms. Harned,

I would like to subscribe to 12 issues of the "Crown Jewels of the Wire." I have enclosed a check for $10.00. 

I would also appreciate it very much if you could give me a little information on a mint insulator that I have. It's a CD 132 "old Hemingray #2 ...                    [more]


First Building Built Expressly For Telephone Company



The following is reprinted from the July-August 1983 issue of "The Information Desk" with permission of Telephone Museum, San Francisco, California.

When the town of Redding was surveyed it was named by the railroad engineer who located it, in honor of B. B. Redding, the Central Pacific Company's land agent. After a few ...                    [more]


Lynchburg Glass Corporation - Lynchburg, Virginia




Lynchburg, Virginia, on main line of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad from Newport News to Cincinnati, Ohio; on main line of Southern Railway from Washington, D.C. to Atlanta, Ga.; on main line of Norfolk & Western Railroad from Norfolk, Va., to Toledo, Ohio.

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