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Modified TW Composite Transposition Insulator

   by Rich Wentzel


Armstrong's CD 203.2 TW is unquestionably an elusive item. Information recently made available from the archives of the Whitall Tatum-Armstrong-Kerr glass insulator manufacturing department reveals that this insulator has not been found in its intended configuration.

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Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish, NIA #41


There have been a few reports dribbling in over the last several years of insulators which required the assignment of a new U-number. The reports were too few to cause much excitement among porcelain collectors.

The many new reports recently received are very exciting indeed and go to prove that ...                    [more]


When It Rains, It Pours

   by Bob Goccia, Lamberville, N.J.


The article by Dennis Mickey in last month's issue of CROWN JEWELS prompted me to relate a similar experience.

As most collectors already know, roaming flea markets and garage sales is perhaps our most economical source of glass. However, one may search and walk many markets over the course of many weekends and come home without any ...                    [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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Michigan - Boston Bottle Works

   by Bob Roosevelt


Yes, Virginia, there are "Boston" insulators in Michigan! Two weeks in October and November of last year, my wife and I went to Michigan on vacation. We spent some of our time hunting insulators along an old line which had been used by the New York Central. We did no digging, but just kept looking ...                    [more]

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