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The Philadelphia Insulator Company "The Mad Hatter" - CD 134.6

   by Richard Chamberlin


As a relatively new addition to the ranks of insulator collectors, I have found the articles in Crown Jewels exciting and interesting. Little did I know when my wife and I embarked on a recent exploration of the antique and collectible shops along the Maine coast this summer that I would discover a ...                    [more]


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 following questions come from Steve Kelly of Tempe, Arizona

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Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish


What I consider to be the unipart find of the decade is an odd Fred Locke pin-type that was recently reported. I am admittedly biased when it comes to Fred Locke porcelain, but surely you will agree that this is a great new discovery!

Bob Berry (NIA#1203) managed to acquire this fine jewel at an eastern show ...                    [more]


MAC's Believe It Or Not!

   by John McDougald


First, a little follow-up and cleanup from some earlier articles. I heard from Roger Lucas (Columbus, IN) reporting that he had found a CD 113 Hemingray similar in embossing to the one belonging to Bill Meier that I pictured in my Nov. '92 column. It was a Hemingray 12 with a very bold "HE" embossed ...                    [more]

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