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The Floyd Threadless

   by Ray Klingensmith


Back in the July, 1978, p. 18-20, issue of Crown Jewels of the Wire, I wrote an article on a type of threadless insulator that was invented by George Floyd of Cincinnati, Ohio. It was patented on May 14, 1867. The patent involved a special type of pin, made of brass, steel, or iron, that was parted at the top ...                    [more]


Bea Lines

   by H.G. "Bea" Hyve


This time "Bea Lines" is moving down South, for an interview with Bob and Phoebe Adams of Miami, Florida. Unless I am mistaken, Bob and Phoebe have the distinction of being the hobby's southernmost dwellers, as far as the continental United States is concerned. So, except for the Florida shows, these ...                    [more]


Varieties of Lynchburg Glass, Part I

   by Dennis Bratcher


The story of the Lynchburg Glass Works reads like a Shakespearean tragedy: a promising enterprise with the right product in the right place at the right time, with good motivation and management, an aggressive sales program and the right "contacts," but doomed to failure by forces beyond the control ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish, NIA #41


Even though the St. Charles National is only memories (albeit good memories for most), there were several unreported and seldom seen porcelain insulators that surfaced and, until now, we have not taken time to recognize them.

A very exciting old find for Macomb collectors was on the sale table of John ...                    [more]

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