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Boston And Sandwich Glass Company 1851-1890

   

   

Reprint of information in a Sandwich Glass reference book submitted by John deSousa. Photos by John McDougald from collections of Rick Baldwin, Dick Bowman & James Colburn.

During the early 1850's, there was a growing demand for arrestors to protect buildings from fires caused by lightning. As early as 1851, glass insulators had ...                    [more]



   

Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers

   

The material presented here this month is basically a repetition of my column which appeared in the November, 1980, issue of CROWN JEWELS. So it is not new, but I have a special reason for running it again. Read on.

This fascinating account of The New Trunk Insulator, by R. M. Osborne, was ...                    [more]



   

The Patent Office

   

   

THIRD RAIL INSULATOR
Patent No. 628,667 dated July 11, 1899
by Charles King and George Mead

In the early 1970's, Carol and John McDougald found two unusual insulators at a flea market. The owner said that both were found in the same pole hole where ...                    [more]



   

Insulators Undo The "Ugly American" Image

   by Richard Clark

   

A few years ago we were driving down through eastern Poland to the High Tatras of Czechoslovakia. Walking through a village we saw unused insulators well up on the side of an old railroad station, now a union hall. My question, "Can't we do something about those?" started my linguistic wife on a ...                    [more]



   

Telephone Signs Of Eastern Canada

   by Morgan Davis

   

Very early Bell sign -- one-sided blue and white. Note: LTD -- the only example I've seen. Manufactured by W. J. Woodburn and Son, Montreal, Canada.                                                                                                                                                 

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