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Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers



You will see quite an interesting story unfold as you read the following letters that passed between Ward Lindstrom (New Jersey) and me over the past several months. Let me share them with you. The picture and two drawings of his "flying saucer" insulator were included in his first letter.

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Telephone Your Telegrams

   by Hans Kettenburg


With this issue I'll be starting a new column dealing with "Go-Withs," all those compatible collectibles that compliment an insulator collection. Many collectors have become interested in telephone and telegraph signs to display with their insulators and these have become some of the most popular go-withs. I ...                    [more]


Walking the Lines

   by Dennis Bratcher, NIA #3193


I thought the following information might be of interest to some of the threadless collectors.

I recently found two CD 701 threadless eggs within six miles of each other. Unfortunately, they were badly shattered having both been run over by a bulldozer in clearing undergrowth from around present open wire lines. They were ...                    [more]


Telephone Almanac

   by Vic Sumner, Historian/Curator, De Anza Chapter, Telephone Pioneers of America Grand Terrace, Califonia


A young collector friend recently paid us a visit and commented on a replica of a CD 139.9 McLaughlin U.S.L.D. in our "museum."

As is so often the case, it takes some bright, young enthusiast to get you thinking and wishing you had done more homework. So I decided to research the ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish, NIA #41


Additional information is available from the A. B. Chance Co. regarding Fred Collier's report of the "C" marking in December 1984 CJ page 25. The "C" marking was first used in 1967 in marking (1) shown on page 114 of Porcelain Insulators - Guide Book for Collectors by Jack H. Tod.

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