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Western Union Telegraph History

   Edited by John McDougald
from WUTC Corporate History donated by Mr. Ron Souza


Thanks to the generous donation of Ron Souza, Citrus Heights, California, Crown Jewels of the Wire is now in the possession of a wonderful piece of telegraph history. The Corporate History of the Western Union Telegraph Company is a 353 page typewritten document that, in its own words, "gives ...                    [more]


Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers


Part II: "New Insulator styles, colors and markings found in Australia and New Zealand"

Many thanks to all who let me know how much they enjoyed "meeting" the insulator collectors from Australia and New Zealand in Part I of this ...                    [more]


The Honey Pot - A Lesson in Creativity & Diversity

   by Elaine Camper


A number of years ago, Pacific Power and Light (PP&L), which serves many customers in the Cascade Mountains, was faced with solving an on-going problem that resulted in both an undesirable and unsafe job situation for the PP&L linemen. 

In the Pacific Northwest, there are a number of ice storms in the fall ...                    [more]


Advertising Through the Ages

   by Robert Stahr


Unfortunately Editor Bob isn't eligible for 25 years of collecting awards, since he has just turned 21 years of age. However, he has spent hours combing through multiple quarter centuries of catalogues and journals and has uncovered some great old advertisements never before shared with the hobby. For these ...                    [more]


A Tale Of Two Seilers

   by Steve Viola


25 Years of Collecting

Well it's great to be back. Back where? Back into insulator collecting, of course. From 1969 to 1974 my friend Mike Newcomer and I were young and enthusiastic collectors. We always enjoyed going to insulator shows and scouring ...                    [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 question comes from Ben Franklin, Lamar, CO

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