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   by Ed Sewall


In my first article (Crown Jewels -1/98), I described the General Electric dry process porcelain factory in Schenectady, New York and the earliest pin type attributable to General Electric, the unmarked U-701. In this article I will attempt to detail all of the known installations where the unmarked dry process ...                    [more]


The Map of the "Missing Link" Brookfield Porcelain

   by Dave Sztramski


As many of you already know, I have been scratching around the Brookfield factory site for a couple of years now. I began collecting only about five years ago and had a general collection. The more I dug at the factory, the more I appreciated Brookfields. Now, my collection is mostly Brookfield, in particular, ...                    [more]


Advertising Through the Ages

   by Bob Stahr


This ad shows a cross-section of what appears to be a U-935 
offered by C.S. Knowles and produced by Imperial Porcelain.
Note the transmission lines they were used on. 
...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish


In the last PIN (September CJ) we incorrectly reported that the Pittsburg U-393A's were used on an old trolley line in Chattanooga, TN. Thanks to Ken Roberts (NIA #5962) for correcting the report. Ken said Charles Kocisek found the U-393A's in an abandoned substation house on the T.V.A. Reservation in ...                    [more]

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