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Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers



Once again we have a guest editor! This month he is Bill Ogden (Virginia, Minnesota), who recently made a trip to Greece and saw all kinds of good insulators. Unfortunately, he did not have success in bringing any ...                    [more]


The National Insulator Association Commemoratives

   by John & Carol McDougald



Following the first national meet in 1970, Mr. Frank B. Miller of Tulsa, Oklahoma, had a mould tooled into the shape of a threadless insulator to produce a glass memento for the annually held insulator collectors' national meets. Beginning in that year, and every year ...                    [more]


West Office -- San Francisco



(The following picture and text are reprinted from the January-February 1983 issue of "The Information Desk" with permission of Telephone Museum, San Francisco, California.) 

The old office was established in 1878 and was numbered among the first exchanges in ...                    [more]


Letters to the Editor



Dear Dora,

I purchased a CD 145 recently. It has an H in a circle on the top, but no other markings. It is Hemingray aqua, but larger than the bar-bar no name Hemingray. Wonder if anyone else has uncovered one of these.
Jim Woods 

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Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish, NIA #41


The Imperial bushing pictured below was first reported in this column April, 1981 on page 22. It is 12" long and is incuse marked on the wide center ring: IMPERIAL 116597

There is a second Imperial bushing known (pictured 2nd) that is much smaller. It is 5-5/8" long and has an incuse marking below the wide central ring: ...                    [more]


The Early Years of Our Hobby

   by Charlie Allmon


Who was the first insulator collector? When did he (or she) start collecting, and what has become of the most valuable items contained in that collection? These are marvelous questions to consider and let your imagination take over.

Maybe we visualize a foreman for ...                    [more]

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