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Soviet Insulator Report, 1989

   by Donald M. Fiene


This year from May 19 through June 3, I led thirty-two people to the following places in the Soviet Union: first, Leningrad; then by bus to the ancient northern cities of Pskov and Novgorod; next by train to Petrozavodsk, one night's ride to the north of Leningrad and the capital of the Karelian ...                    [more]


Folstad Update




I am still working on trying to get more information on Folstad. I think the reason it may be difficult is according to the patent information he died in 1928. I've tried to contact his son Grant Folstad to see if he can shed some ...                    [more]


MAC's Believe It Or Not!



Our hobby has over the last twenty years had only a scattering of collectors outside of the North American continent. It was exciting for me to realize this summer that we are beginning to grow as an interest group in the European market, due primarily to an article sent by NIA President, Mike Guthrie, to a ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish, NIA #41


Two very unusual insulators have turned up in the past year which I have neither seen nor heard reported. The first insulator is U-384B and is pictured below. It does not appear unusual in the black-and-white photo, but what makes it so different is that it has a beautiful medium blue glaze! Not cobalt blue. ...                    [more]

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