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
| ||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.
| ||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.
Porcelain Insulator News
| ||by Elton Gish, NIA #41|
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.
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