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Telegraph Construction Corps.



This sketch represents the Telegraph Construction Corps of the Army of the Potomac putting up the wire. The Corps was composed of about one hundred and fifty men, with a requisite number of wagons, pack mules, etc. A squad of these men was assigned to each Corps Headquarters, and was always in readiness to put ...                    [more]


A Bee's-eye View of the St. Charles Shindig

   by H.G. "Bea" Hyve


By way of introducing you to St. Charles, Illinois, I'd like to quote from a pamphlet sent to us with the show packet. "Nestled in the heart of the Fox Valley, 45 miles due west of Chicago, the sleepy town of St. Charles has awakened interest in tourists, conventioneers, art lovers, antique buffs and ...                    [more]


MAC's Believe It Or Not!



My "Believe It or Not" story this month is about a piece I feel fortunate to have as part of my own collection. Two things about it are very common: it's a Brookfield, and its aqua. But it also has two rather uncommon features: its CD number is 134.6, and it's embossed Philadelphia/Pat'd April 17, ...                    [more]


Letters to the Editor



Dear Crown Jewels,

I was just wondering if you could possibly help me with two dilemmas. You have probably been asked these questions before, but I know of no one else to turn to. (And everyone tells me to ask you guys because if you don't know -- then it's not worth knowing; at least maybe you can put me in touch ...                    [more]


The Patent Office



To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, HENRY J. ROGERS, of New York, in the county and State of New York, have invented certain Improvements in the Construction of Telegraph Lines, more particularly on the means of insulating the wires, of which the following is a specification:

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