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Indiana Glass Factories Notes

   by Dick Roller


This 144-page books consists of a compilation of the history notes on the earlier glass factories of 65 Indiana towns, gathered from many sources over a 25-year period. The factories are arranged alphabetically by town, and in chronological order, allowing readers to easily understand each factory's ...                    [more]


You know how it goes:

   by Syndia Tucker


You know how it goes: A friend of a friend of yours has a barn/attic/basement full of insulators. Collected them years ago when he was a lineman in Colorado/Illinois/Anywhere. Your friend talks to his friend, gives you the phone number and a meeting is arranged to check out these insulators. Your heart heavy ...                    [more]


Block News

   by Tim Baggett


The photos on the following page show two porcelain block insulators purchased in the Middle Tennessee area.

The insulator on the left is similar to a CD 1002 and is cobalt blue in color. Gary Short of Chapmansboro, Tennessee purchased it in an antique shop in Portland, Tennessee last January along with several other pintype insulators.

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Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers


This white porcelain claw top insulator belongs to Warren and Fay Forster of Kurrajong, N. S.W., Australia, and was on display at the Marlborough National last August. Perhaps you didnít notice it on his table, since itís not exactly the Marilyn Monroe of insulatordom, but I promise youíll respect it by ...                    [more]


Advertising Through the Ages

   by Robert Stahr


The first ad is for Hemingray's "No O, Provo Type" style (CD 249) and was sent in by Nick Rodnicki, Jr. of Houston, Texas. It appeared in the July 11, 1908 issue of Electrical Review.

The second ad was found in the Western Electrician, December 3 1898 and is ...                    [more]

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