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An Unexpected Find For Northwest Lineman College

   by Alan Drew, Vice President Northwest Lineman College


I have been in the electric power utility business for many years as a lineman and an electrical engineer in California and Washington. I have always been interested in insulators and related materials along with any associated history. About two years ago I moved to Boise, Idaho looking towards retirement ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish


There have been so many new porcelain items reported over the past year that we just do not have the time or space to discuss all of them. In fact, many will probably go unreported in PIN. That is what makes collecting porcelain so interesting - there is always something new that we have not seen before. A lot ...                    [more]


Boise and the Northwest Lineman College

   by Carol McDougald


An unexpected trip to Boise, Idaho, this summer found us in the neighborhood of the Northwest Lineman College. Knowing that Alan Drew's article would run in Crown Jewels of the Wire this fall, we wanted to take the opportunity to meet him and see the college. As luck would have it, Alan was out of town the ...                    [more]


My Science Fair Project

   by Greg Ceccherelli


Pin Type Glass 
Insulators and 
Drip Points

There is a lot of debate among insulator collectors as to whether or not drip points actually do anything.

Some collectors say that they work. Most collectors think it was a gimmick used to sell more insulators.

...                    [more]


Mac's Believe It Or Not!

   by John McDougald


CD 176.9 
The "Toadstool" --
if that means it's larger than a "Mushroom"

It has been several months since we have been able to announce the assignment of a new CD number for a threaded pintype from the United States, but this month ...                    [more]

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