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Save That Wood

   by Hans Kettenburg


Save that wood! For collectors, historians, and me! Indeed, these old pins, side-brackets, cross-arms etc. have become very popular with collectors of late. These old, weathered pieces of wood can be displayed as is or with insulators mounted; the result of which can really add interest to your insulator ...                    [more]


Garage Sale

   by Ward Lindstrom, NIA #3432


Frequently, I make the rounds of neighboring towns to see what is being offered at yard and garage sales. In so doing, I always ask if the sellers have a forgotten box of insulators in the basement or attic. It is amazing how many insulators I have gotten this way. 

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Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers


Care for Cream with Your (Dry) Spot of Tea?

Let's look at two white porcelain "dry-spot" insulators that were found in England and which, very appropriately, have nicknames.

In the first photo you will see the "tea mug" on the left. ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish, NIA #41


Dear Elton,

I recently purchased an insulator that I thought you may find of interest. My fat friend was found at a flea market and I cannot find a U-number for it (See photo below). An insulated wire is imbedded in the groove between tie petticoat and the skirt and has been checked for continuity.

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Ma Bell's Place

   by Vic Sumner


With this month's issue we introduce a new column to be known as "Ma Bell's Place," written by Vic Sumner, Historian and Curator for the De Anza Chapter of the Telephone Pioneers of America in Southern California. Vic has been a collector of insulators and telephone memorabilia since 1948. He and his ...                    [more]

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