1985 >> April  

Message to readers about contents for this month....



Manufacturing Chronology For The CD-143/730

   by Eric Halpin, NIA #2768


Regular readers of CROWN JEWELS will recall a series of articles authored by Grant Salzman entitled "Me and the 143" which ran from the June/80 issue to November/81. It was, in part, these articles which gave me the incentive to become a specialty collector of this small Canadian bee-hive ...                    [more]


Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers


Good News!

No more wild guesses (and goof awards) for me. Jack Tod has just put together a new book called INSULATOR PATENTS, 1880-1960. This is a publication of his entire personal file covering 695 insulator patents -- a gargantuan effort involving thousands of hours spent in research over the many ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish, NIA #41


** NEW BOOK **

INSULATOR PATENTS, 1880-1960, by Jack H. Tod, 1985, softbound, 11" x 8-1/2", 130 pages, $20 plus 80 cents shipping.

This new book will be published this summer and is a must for every collector, porcelain and glass alike. The book is a compilation of 695 insulator ...                    [more]


My Last Editorial



Has a final sound, doesn't it? Not so! It may be my last editorial as editor of Crown Jewels, but Don and I will still be around, involved with collecting insulators, attending shows and club meetings, and you may just see more of us than before, since we will not be tied down with publishing and mailing. Also, ...                    [more]

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