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The East Meets The West

   by Dennis Mickey


One Saturday my wife and I decided to go to the local antique mall store. We were in search for an item which she could use for decorating the dinner table at Easter time.

My wife saw a pair of purple colored glass candlestick holders that she found interesting. While she was considering them, I decided to make my rounds of the ...                    [more]


Edwin C. Lewis - Electrical Supplies



Dennis Weber of St. Joseph, Missouri, sent copies of some of the pages from "EDWIN C. LEWIS ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES," printed shortly after 1908. Included in the catalogue were several pages of porcelain insulators, mainly manufactured by Thomas. I think that you will agree with Dennis that the quality ...                    [more]


Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers



In the July, 1986 issue of CROWN JEWELS, my column showed photos of 3 pintype porcelain insulators that belong to Jim Bates of Edinburg, Texas. Two of these were styles we hadn't seen and their U-numbers were pending. The third was a ...                    [more]


High Voltage & Power Company Signs

   by Hans Kettenburg


Many people who collect high voltage insulators also collect these signs as an interesting "go-with" to display with their collections. These signs are another compatible collectible to our hobby. With hundreds of designs, sizes and shapes, and different company names, a collector could be kept quite ...                    [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. 

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A Simple Display

   by Tim Robinson


I am the first to admit that these shelves are terribly basic and not glamorous, yet they are practical and offer visibility to a collection.

The shelves involve utilizing the space between the wall studs in a utility room, garage or basement. Studs are usually 14" to 15" apart and 3-1/2" ...                    [more]

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