1989 >> February  

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The Gamewell Company



The tremendous fire losses of the early days of this country were due not only to primitive fire lighting equipment and inferior building construction with flammable materials, but in a very large degree to the entire absence of facilities for quickly announcing the existence and locations of fires. 

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The Denver Mines



About a month ago, a friend came to visit and talk "Denvers" (Denver glass insulators)...and brought some photos from a recent field trip. He had been doing some exploring around an old mining operation and stumbled onto a small power substation that had been abandoned almost 30 years ago. "We've ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish, NIA #41


This month we will feature a multipart porcelain insulator that was recently found by Mike Spadafora on a trip he made last summer to Ontario. More specifically, on an old power line between Niagara Falls and Toronto.

Mike found two identical three-piece, multipart insulators which style is ...                    [more]


Early Hemingray Advertising



From the ELECTRICAL REVIEW, April, 1906, Elton Gish sends the following ad. from the Hemingray Glass Company. One might consider exposition of one's "teats" as pornographic at the "turn of the century."                                                                                                                                                                                       

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Walking The Line

   by Mike Tucker



This is an account of my very first threadless insulator hunting trip in mid-April in Wyoming. l am just beginning to collect threadless and am very much interested in searching for them. I went with two beginners in the hobby, Mike ...                    [more]


Telephone Signs Of Western Canada

   by Morgan Davis


The western provinces of Canada, having established early Government telephone services, are quite diverse in logos and colors insofar as telephone signs go. After visiting with Bill Lovely of Regina, I was dazzled by the variety compared to the typical blue and white motifs of Ontario. Thanks for the ...                    [more]

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