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The Indo-European Telegraph Via Caucasus



by Andre Karbelashvili
The First Deputy Minister of Communications
of the Republic of Georgia

A thin metal post with the English inscription “Siemens London Patent” stands on the beach of a picturesque Black Sea resort Gagra (Georgia). Guests often wonder: how did it turn up here? The origin of this post is equally ...                    [more]


May Cover



Proving brown glaze is beautiful and that porcelain shapes can be intriguing, this trio is living proof. Insulators belong to Bob Stahr and were photographed by John McDougald.                                                    
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Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish


We first reported M-2495 in November 1995. This odd, long-skirted multipart is the cousin to M-2395. I am not sure of the manufacturer of M-2395, but Thomas made the M-2495. The square-edged crown and “blue-jean seams” inside the bottom skirt are very characteristic. Soon after reading the November 1995 PIN ...                    [more]

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