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Bea Lines

   by H.G. "Bea" Hyve


Andy and Vi Brown

“Bea Lines” is proud this time to be interviewing two of the most pleasant people in the insulator hobby, Andy and Vi Brown of Redmond, Washington. This amiable couple has done so much toward promoting this hobby of ours, and it’s always a pleasure to be with them.

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In Search of Ramshorns and Hooks

   by Mike Guthrie


Maybe it’s their age or their classic shapes. Or maybe it’s because I’ve walked some of the lines where they were used, actually found one, and imagined the messages their wires must have carried. For whatever reason I just like the old ramshorns and other ‘hooks’. I’ve been ultra-fortunate to have ...                    [more]


Rocky Mountain High

   by Mike Bliss, NIA #109


It was the best of times and it was the worst of times..yes, I was a teenager! An impressionable seasoned “veteran” collector of insulators for six whole years, who actually knew seven people also inflicted with my “disease.” The year was 1968.

On one particular summer Sunday, I had the great fortune to have enlisted the ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish


In the November 1993 issue of Crown Jewels of the Wire, we showed pictures of a couple of very early suspension insulators that were made up of two pieces cemented together. One was made by Thomas and the other by Locke. Each style was cataloged in the 1910’s. The Locke suspension was marked with the VICTOR R=oo ...                    [more]

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