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Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers



The first two insulators you see here have the same profile but the one on the left in the photo is white porcelain and the insulator to the right is made of light straw colored glass. Guido Boreani, our foreign insulator expert, says ...                    [more]


Mac's Believe It Or Not!

   by John McDougald


CD 136.7 - The Three Segment Boston

This story begins in the late spring of 1978. Carol and I were heavy into buying and selling collections and adding new pieces to our own collection, although our collection was still quite modest. We received a letter from a ...                    [more]


Port Jervis

   by John Ceccherelli


. . . good potential for insulators and for good reason.

I'd been driving for two hours watching pole after pole of aqua Hemingray 42s. A pure green glint caught my eye. Traveling southeast along route 97 from Hancock, NY to Port Jervis, normally I would travel on route 17 through the ...                    [more]


Stranger Than Fiction

   by Dennis Stewart


Last summer we had a gas leak in our yard near the street. The local Gas and Electric company pinpointed the source and began to dig to locate the gas line. It was necessary for the gas in the house to be shut off while repairs were being made. I directed the worker through my garage and into the furnace room. ...                    [more]


Insulator "Go Withs" - Telegraph Equipment

   by Jerry Post, NIA #6004


"Our present system of insulation is a positive disgrace to the scientific ability of our American telegraphic engineers." G. Prescott, 1866

During my years of collecting Hemingray insulators, I often wondered about the conversations that had gone over the wires carried by these glass jewels. ...                    [more]

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