Railroad Terminal Signs
| ||by Hans Kettenburg|
These two signs were for use outside railroad terminals to direct attention
to the Western Union Office in the waiting room. Sign #1 is shown in the Western
Union Standard Sign Bulletin of August 1, 1925, and sign #2 is a later version
(1930's or 1940s??). Note it has rounded corners.
| ||by Vic Sumner|
I was most impressed with Hans Kettenburg's fine article on Telegraph Signs
in the August, 1985 issue (see p. 21). In as much as he asked for additional
information, I'd like to offer the following:
Western Union was to the telegraph business what American Telephone and
An Amazing Story - The Miller Twin Pin
| ||by Mike Bruner|
This is a story about two dreams becoming reality. A dream 13 years ago that
became a reality for two wonderful people from northern Michigan, and a dream
that became a reality for me this year.
Few people have ever seen a C.D. 138.9
Twin Pin, and for 13 years only three people ever knew a mint specimen existed.
| ||by H.G. "Bea" Hyve|
This month it is a real pleasure to interview my favorite "mud
wrestler" , Chris Hedges, or Kansas City, MO. ("Mud wrestler" is
my term for a porcelain power collector). Although Chris is just a young sprout,
he has been in the hobby for a long time and has a very low NIA number. ...#15.
The Hemingray Factory (Muncie, Indiana)
| ||by Bob Alexander|
About 8 years ago I had a chance to drive through Muncie, Indiana. I had been
to the Hemingray dump on that trip, so on a recent visit I decided to try and
locate the old factory site. The factory is located across town from the dump
and was not very easy to locate. After about 1 hour of asking around, I met