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   by Bill Meier


Cataloging and Labeling Your Insulators

Collectors of all types find it helpful to catalog what is in their collection. Insulator collectors are no exception! There are many ways to catalog and keep track of what is in your collection. For example, some people ...                    [more]


Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers



Dear Marilyn,

I tried to take some pictures of the insulator in question the last time I wrote you. This insulator came from Bill Heitkotter in Fresno, CA. I'm not sure on the correct CD number but it is close in size to CD 655. I would appreciate ...                    [more]


digging at HEMINGRAY

   by Roger Lucas


The road to the dump, or should I say, the alleyway to the dump, started with good collector friend, Darin Cochran and I trying to acquire the limestone blocks that contain the Hemingray Glass Company name from the old office building in Muncie, Indiana a couple of years ago.

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The Last Gasp Of Open Wire Insulators



Gerald S. Schrage
Chief, Southeast Engineering Branch
Rural Utilities Service

Even though he didnt realize it, President Harry S. Truman began the demise of the use of open wire (pin type) glass insulators in telephone plant construction in the United States on October 28, 1949. On that day, he signed ...                    [more]


X-Y-Zs of the 1-2-3's

   by Dwayne Anthony


The November 1995 issue of Crown Jewels of the Wire contained an article entitled ABC's of the 123's in which I reported on a recent discovery of CD 123 E.C.&M. Co. S.F. insulators in Northern California. Both dome and skirt embossed EC&M's were unearthed and salvaged by heavy equipment ...                    [more]

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