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Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish, NIA #41


It is rare indeed when a new style of threadless porcelain insulator is reported. We have been late in getting this report in "PIN", but it was definitely worth the wait. Bob Harding reports a very unusual threadless which has a unique pure white crackled glaze. I again thank Bob for his ...                    [more]


American Telegraph Office, About 1861



TELEGRAPH displaced the Pony Express which had created such a sensation in Western America. The Pony Express had been founded to cover the 2,000 miles between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California. An attempt had been made to cover this distance in ten days. Five hundred spirited but sturdy ...                    [more]


In search of Colombian Crown Jewels

   by Caleb Thimell


I first became interested in insulators when a relative gave me some old fruit jars belonging to her mother that had been in her basement. She then handed me a beautiful green aqua CD 115 Hemingray, telling me it was found on the farm belonging to her husband's grandfather. Since I was actively ...                    [more]

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