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Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish, NIA #41


Dear Elton,

I was cataloguing some new porcelain pieces recently for my collection and I came across a weird marking arrangement that may be of interest.

The piece is a U-648 in yellowish brown with reddish brown mottling. It has the normal VICTOR R= insulator logo, but then the worker went berserk. Around ...                    [more]


Bea Lines

   by H.G. "Bea" Hyve



Mr. Webster defines a pioneer as "a person who goes before, preparing the way for others." These words describe many people in this greet hobby of insulator collecting, but they can be applied especially to Marion and Evelyn ...                    [more]


Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers


Please take note of the elegant new logo heading my column this month! You's be seeing it every time from now on, and I just want you to know that this was a gift from my special friend, Clarice Gordon. She enjoys making people happy, and one day this just came in the mail all ready to go! If you know her, you'll also ...                    [more]


L. G. Tillotson & Co.

   by Ray Klingensmith


A few years ago I had planned to write a series of articles for Crown Jewels on Luther Tillotson, L. G. Tillotson & Co., and the insulators marked with that name. I guess I kept putting it off, in hopes of some day making a trip to New York and Washington D. C. to do further research. A couple years ago I was ...                    [more]


We've Changed!



...and I hope that you will like what will be happening to Crown Jewels of the Wire in the coming months. Change does not signify dissatisfaction with the old, only movement forward into the future.

Everyone of us who has read an issue of this magazine during the past 16 ...                    [more]

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