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Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish, NIA #41


There does not seem to be an end to the reporting of new Pittsburg date control markings. New reports keep dribbling in with a chunk here and there.

Frank Phelps (Nibley, UT) reported three new full date markings on sim U-680A in October 1985 CJ and has again come up with yet another:

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Searching For Insulators In Winter

   by Eric Halpin


This is the first of four seasonal stories which will be submitted to Crown Jewels over the next year. They are based on true experiences that have occurred to the writer during the past ten years. 

It had been about 3-1/2 months since I had been out looking for that CD 143 gem to add to the collection, and the ...                    [more]


Elihu Thomson, Man of Many Facets



1983 IEEE. Reprinted with permission from IEEE SPECTRUM, Vol. 20, No. 10, pp. 72-75, 
October, 1983.

When he was still a high-school student, Elihu Thomson wrote, "There is scarcely a day passing, on which some new use for electricity is not discovered. It seems destined to become at some future time the means of ...                    [more]


Diamond Glass Company 102's

   by Morgan Davis


I began collecting insulators when a couple of common pieces caught my eye at a garage sale. I picked up a clear Pyrex and a Dominion-42 for 25 cents each and soon began hunting for glass. When I had accumulated 35 or so pieces, I figured that I must have had just about every type made. Was I in for a shock!

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