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Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers



Insulator collectors Peter and Jenny Cash of Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia, wrote to me about the discovery of three unusual porcelain pieces they found in their neighboring state of Victoria. The first insulator is shown ...                    [more]


Lehigh Days - Memories of a Railroad Lineman 1922-1932

   by JOHN H. BUCHHOLZ 1903-1994


Part one

At age 90, my late uncle wrote his life's memories (over 32,000 words) on a portable typewriter.

In his manuscript, he recounts his days during the 1920's and 1930's as a young lineman for the Lehigh Valley Railroad in New York and ...                    [more]





The electronic artistry of GUS STAFFORD produced this wonderful fantasy Valentine. Gus relates, "The old saying is true, 'Behind every good insulator collector is a good spouse!' I made this drawing for by wife, Deb, for Valentine's Day last year. I told her that I'd found an insulator that she would ...                    [more]


A Day at the Smithsonian

   by Kevin Lawless and Doug MacGillvary


Last summer we had the good fortune to spend a day at the Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Kevin had made an appointment prior to our leaving for the Williamsburg, Virginia National, with Nance Briscoe, the Specialist in charge of the Museum's technology exhibits, ...                    [more]

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