1987 >> November  

Message to readers about contents for this month....



Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish, NIA #41


There was a very unusual porcelain insulator at the 1986 National show in Saratoga Springs, New York that I have let slip by without being reported. It was proudly displayed by Larry Emmonds as part of his fantastic Model A Ford truck display. The insulator is pictured below -- and it is sim U-292 with THOMAS ...                    [more]


The Pyrex "Knob Top"

   by Dan Wagner


What is the first thing that someone says to you when you show them a "new find" insulator? It usually goes something like this. "Wow! That's really neat! Where did you get it?" This sure has been happening to me lately. Before I tell how I found this insulator, I would like to give you a ...                    [more]


Insulators In Color



...                    [more]


All Ashore That's Going Ashore -- For Insulators

   by Mike Bowen


I have just recently finished a 4 year enlistment in the U.S. Navy, and I had the real pleasure of collecting stories and insulators while in the foreign ports our ship visited.

Recounting them now, I should have tried to get the many different varieties of insulators that I saw, but I was rather limited on space in my berthing ...                    [more]


Ma Bell's Place

   by Vic Sumner



The Farmers' Mutual Telephone Company needed a troubleman. Someone who could do it all, for the farmers were sick and tired of the poor service on their owner maintained lines. After all, it was 1909 and who could expect farmers to ...                    [more]


Ask Woody



I am most grateful to Mr. N. R. Woodward, Houston, Texas, for his willingness to answer reader's questions. Mr. Woodward is the author of The Glass Insulator in America and developed the Consolidated Design Numbers identification system for glass insulators.

...                    [more]

| Magazine Home | Search the Archives |