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"Insulatoring" From the beginning to the First National (Condensed Version)

   by Robert L. Winkler


25 Years of Collecting

The following story is all true, it may not be very good, but it IS TRUE!

I was born in East Chicago, Indiana, on September 3rd, 1951, a day that will live in "Infamy"! By the end of 1953 or early 1954, I'd already ...                    [more]


Advertising Through the Ages

   by Robert Stahr


This month we cross the Atlantic to England where insulators were being advertised during the 1880's.

Joseph Slater Lewis' self-binding insulator was being advertised in the Electrical Review of London in the December 2, 1882 issue. This was really an ...                    [more]


Bea Lines

   by H.G. "Bea" Hyve



"Bea Lines" is in Simi Valley, California, this time, talking with James Doty. (For those of you not familiar with western names, Simi is pronounced "See-me" .) James is a familiar face at many shows; a friendly person who really knows his insulators. We always enjoy talking with ...                    [more]


Accurate Ways To Illustrate Embossings

   by Mark Lauckner


During the last couple of years I have tried numerous ways of illustrating insulator embossings. At first I thought I could just photograph the skirts with the embossings. Then I quickly realized that the insulators were round, and photographs were flat. At close range the focus did not work and I couldn't read ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish


We first reported an unusual fog-type insulator in the August 1989 issue of Crown Jewels of the Wire that Chris Hedges (NIA #15) had spotted on an unidentified bridge. Chris sent three photographs showing these insulators atop a bridge. A photograph of this same insulator was shown in the December 3, 1927 Electrical World and identified it as having been made by ...                    [more]

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