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MAC's Believe It Or Not!



One of the great fascinations of the insulator hobby for me has been the incredible variety of specimens that have been found by avid collectors, primarily in the past 25 years, when the hobby has enjoyed its most active participation. As a new collector 12 years ago, I was amazed at the listings ...                    [more]


Bea Lines

   by H.G. "Bea" Hyve



The Milhollands moved from Sequim to Spanaway, WA, in May of 1975. This location was not as isolated and brought them closer to medical facilities and such. In June of that same year they put up the building next to their home ...                    [more]


Walking the Lines

   by Ruby Bryant



Recently, while doing some research on Florida telegraph lines, I came across an interesting story. I am most happy to pass it along to our readers.

As we drive to Key West today, few of us realize that a scant 85 years ago this was a major ...                    [more]


Decolorizing Glass With Manganese

   by Rick Baldwin


To the insulator collector colored glass has special appeal, and the challenge of acquiring the wide variety of purple and sun-colored amethyst (SCA) insulators which are known to exist can be attributed to almost every major insulator manufacturer. The shades, tints and color variations which ...                    [more]

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