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Letters to the Editor



I recently examined a 1949 Westinghouse Agent-Distributor Catalog which offered Hemingray insulators for sale. I am enclosing a copy of the two pages of insulators they had listed for sale. One insulator listed on page 881 is a Hemingray-22 which appears to be a CD 128. I have never heard of a Hemingray-22 ...                    [more]


The Find(s) Of The Year ???

   by Mike Guthrie


One day last April, Verne Warner and his wife Diane had been antique store hunting along the south coast of California all day. It was getting very near closing time for the antique stores when Verne found one last piece he wanted to check. Diane, on antique jewelry lover, could see that the jewelry had already ...                    [more]


Those Disappearing Telephone Signs

   by Jack Snyder


I recently turned up some interesting information. Last weekend in my meanderings I bought two different postal view cards of main street ... Kewanna, Indiana, circa 1908. The present day population is 600 souls. Itís located in north central Indiana about 60 miles north of Logansport.

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What Permission Means To Me

   by Roger Lucas - Columbus, Indiana


I found out early in my collecting life how important permission is when taking insulators off railroad property.

During my summer break from high school in June, 1975, a friend and I planned to go to a neighboring town and follow the Conrail tracks into the countryside ...                    [more]


Ask Woody



I am most grateful to Mr. N.R. Woodward, Houston, Texas for his willingness to answer readers' questions. Mr. Woodward is the author of The Glass Insulator in America and developed the Consolidated Design Numbers identification system for glass insulators. Edward J. Trapp, a new collector from St. Joseph, ...                    [more]


Bea Lines

   by H.G. "Bea" Hyve


New York is the state to which we will travel this time, to interview Jeff McCurty of Millbrook. If I had to describe Jeff in one word, it would be "neat". Not only is he an all-around neat guy, in the sense of being terrific, but he is also neat in the true sense of the word. Anyone who has ever ...                    [more]

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