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East Coast Digging Adventure

   by David Bethman


After hearing the many stories from some of my bottle digging friends about the digging opportunities on the East Coast, I knew it was time to give it a try. Since I am currently flying halftime as a corporate pilot, I had a chance to do what might be a once-in-a-lifetime dig. I recruited two bottle digging ...                    [more]


The Dominion (Battleford) Telegraph Part I

   by Mark Lauckner


Perhaps the single most important mechanism by which the "Northwest Territory" (Alberta and Saskatchewan) was settled would be the Canadian Pacific Railway. There were, however, two earlier efforts responsible for bringing settlers to the vast uninhabited area. One was the Northwest Mounted ...                    [more]


Advertising Through the Ages

   by Bob Stahr


Glenn Drummond sent this interesting Hemingray Glass Company ad from Gould's 1873 St. Louis Business Directory. Research has not verified that a Hemingray factory was located in St. Louis. More likely than not, it was only a warehouse and office.                                                                                        
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Red Insulators?

   by Dwayne Anthony



"Have you ever seen a red glass insulator before? I saw one once. Yep, it was in an antique shop. Just sittin' there pretty as you please, and it was a real insulator, too! It had threads inside, some writing on the outside, and was ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish


Variety is never lacking when it comes to collecting porcelain insulators. I thought surely we would have rounded up most of the remaining new unipart styles with the collector surveys sent out to those who helped me compile the Value Guide for Unipart and Multipart Porcelain Insulators. Eighty-six new unipart ...                    [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. 

QUESTION: When I was at the London (Ohio) show last fall, I picked up a CD ...                    [more]

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