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Insulator Tips




Most people know about using glass blades from louver windows as shelves for insulators. They come 3" and 4" and up to four feet long. I think the 4" depth is the best. But few know you can get 4", knife-edge brackets ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish


There is always something new to report in the world of collecting porcelain insulators. There has been at least one exciting find of a new and rare insulator every year for as long as I remember and this year certainly is no exception. You might wonder how is that possible? Haven't all of the porcelain ...                    [more]


Men in Blue

   by Gayner "Ted" Armstrong


There was a time, not too long ago, when the forensic investigation department of the Metropolitan Toronto Police harbored not one, but two insulator collectors paired together in sixth floor offices at police headquarters in the heart of that city.                                                                                                                       
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For The First Time



I tried my hand for the first time at selling some of my insulators. For various mundane reasons, I haven't been able to get to a show since Maryland in the springtime, but my wife and I finally set out for the Albany show and my truck died on the Long Island Expressway! I took it as a sign that it just ...                    [more]

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