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Ask Woody

   by N. R. Woodward


N. R. "Woody" Woodward is the author of THE GLASS INSULATOR IN AMERICA, 1988 Report and developed the Consolidated Design Numbers identification system for glass insulators. 

The first question was submitted by Gary Short of Chapmansboro, TN 37035

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Ma Bell's Place

   by Vic Sumner



Collectors of the crown jewels everywhere are on the prowl for new and different finds to add yet more pages to our records. We've all seen illustrations and, in some cases, actual photographs of the glass block drawer pulls, bottle necks, threadless etc. used on the early telegraph lines. Well, it ...                    [more]


A Rookie's Visit To The Collins Line

   by John McDougald


The origins of this trip go all the way back to April of last year. I was planning to attend the Enumclaw (Washington) show and was looking for a place to send my insulators and books so I wouldn't have to carry them on the plane. I looked in the directory and picked out Wayne Wanechek's name because I thought ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish


Last November, we presented six new styles for the U-Chart: U-196 (Fred Locke) , U-706A ("CENTRAL"), U-972, U-984, U-987, and U-989. The last four are threadless. This month, we will show five more additions to the U-Chart.

For those of you that may not be familiar with the U-Chart, this is the ...                    [more]


Bea Lines

   by H.G. "Bea" Hyve



"Bea Lines" is in California this time, for an interview with Dwayne Anthony of San Bernardino. Dwayne and his wife Ofelia are two more good examples of the enthusiastic young people our hobby is fortunate to have. Dwayne ...                    [more]

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