1994 >> January  

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Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish


In the September 1990 issue of CJ, we talked in some detail about the use of M-2795 in northern California. More than 100,000 of these insulators were used on two lines during 1900-1901. The top skirt was made of porcelain, with a gutter around the outer edge and an eave spout to direct the water away from the ...                    [more]


Friends And Neighbors



Hobby won't insulate teen; it makes him rich.

Shaun Kotlarsky doesn't think he's unusual, but he admits what he collects is anything but ordinary. 

The l3-year-old Waterford resident has spent the past two years collecting insulators.

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Avatares Del Telefono En Mexico

   by David Benedict


Part 2: From the First Call to the Outburst of the Revolution

March 13, 1878 is recognized as the first time telephone communication was realized between two distant points in the Valley of Mexico. Telephone apparatus were connected to the wires of a telegraph line between Coliseo ...                    [more]


What A Show!

   by Mike Guthrie, West Coast Correspondent (and dam lucky guy!)



Ok, beautiful country, great weather, nice people, neat stuff, 135 sales tables, and 10 collectible displays. So, what else is new, Auburn is always a great time..... always.

But this year was a cut above......

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