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Bea Lines

   by H.G. "Bea" Hyve



If there is such a thing as a human live-wire, Mike Guthrie of Madera, CA is it! I often describe people in just one word......'my one word for Mike is "enthusiastic". But I'd have to add a close second; "energetic". ...                    [more]


Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers



In August, 1986, right after the NIA Convention in Saratoga Springs, NY, John and Carol McDougald and their two sons, David and Bob, took a month long trip to Europe. I made sure they took with them the most recent books on foreign ...                    [more]


An Amber Is An Amber -- Isn't It??

   by Charlie Allmon


My, how this hobby has changed during the past sixteen years! It's become organized, modernized, and definitely more specialized.

During 1970, '71 and '72, the insulator collecting hobby was really popular in the mid-west. Kansas City, Missouri, was one of the early "hot ...                    [more]


The Adventures Of Hoss And Eagle Eye



It seems that CROWN JEWELS has told so many tales of the great finds "out west" lately. Between the sca CD 244 crosstops, Standard cable and the infamous "Beach Boys", we easterners have to get out and do some scratchin'! There are a lot of old lines back here that have some good, old ...                    [more]


Insulator Advertisements



1927 to 1930

Jeff McCurty of Millbrook, New York, has compiled this marvelous collection of original advertisements for insulators, related equipment, and power line structures. They were taken from copies of the "Journal of the American ...                    [more]


Applications of Electrical Porcelain Power Insulators (Part one of two parts)

   by Robert L. Winkler


Before the porcelain insulators adorning the shelves or cabinets of most insulator collectors took up their present retirement positions, they served another very real and demanding purpose. Many of the insulators collectors now prize due to age, color, marking, historical style, etc. actually performed a ...                    [more]


MAC's Believe It Or Not!




During the summer of 1986, MAC and family traveled to Europe. We had hosted a student from Switzerland through the AFS program during the 1984-85 school year and we were anxious to meet him in Europe and take him with us on a tour. MAC's ...                    [more]

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