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Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers



This pair of insulators are aptly nicknamed the "Iron Men", because the outer shells are made of cast iron, and they closely resemble the French style we refer to as the "gingerbread man". At first glance, you'll ...                    [more]


Western Union Telegraph History

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


One of the most significant mergers in the development of Western Union came on June 12, 1866, when an agreement was reached whereby the American Telegraph Co. (of N. J.) "doth grant, lease and convey to the Western Union Telegraph Co. the right to take possession, use, management and control of all of the ...                    [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 Burris Workman, Richmond, VA

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Recent Insulator Finds in Canada

   by Jack Hayes


Three insulators previously not reported have been found in Canada. They are all ramshorn types, two pottery and one iron clad. The iron clad is a Brooks Patent, dated on the top: "PAT.D NOV. 26 1864" as shown in Gerald Brown's book Unique Collectible Insulators, 1975. At the time of publishing, ...                    [more]

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