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Mac's Believe It or Not!

   by John McDougald


In researching the whereabouts of all of the known CDs in the hobby at the time of the preparing Insulators - A History and Guide to North American Glass Pintype Insulators, it became clear that one reported insulator -- the CD 185.2 embossed B.E.L. Co. with threads --- could not be located. 

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Hurricane-proof display in Miami, Florida belonging to George McGowan and Sandy Bixby.       
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Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish


Patrick McNabb (NIA #6643) and his wife Mary Ellen (NIA #6644) visited with me earlier in the year. They had a very unusual fuse cutout (also called fuse holder) made of unglazed white dry process porcelain. Sure we have all seen fuse cutouts from time to time but I'll bet you haven't seen one like this. The ...                    [more]


West Kootenay Power's Porcelain Insulators

   by Hugh Barbour


In the early 1890's the miners of Rossland, B.C. stuck candles in their caps when they went underground. When the workday came to an end they walked down the dark streets filled with ruts made from horses and wagon wheels. Their homes were heated by wood stoves and lit by kerosene lamps. By 1895 the town had an ...                    [more]


Our First Sale

   by Russ Frank


In the past four years, since we started collecting insulators, we have attended many of the Midwest shows. Never having had anything much to sell, we just browsed through the tables and bought pieces to add to our collection. After the G.C.I.C. swap meet at Bob Stahrs house, things seemed to change. ...                    [more]

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