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Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers



Seven new glass insulator styles from Ukraine have made their way to the U.S.A. since the most recent article on "Foreign Insulators" was published in the June 2000 issue of Crown Jewels of the Wire magazine. There are ...                    [more]


Mac's Believe It Or Not!

   by John McDougald


CD 139.6 Revisited

The one and only CD 139.6 known at the time was first reported in a reference book in Milholland's 3rd revision of Most About Glass Insulators, released in 1975. It belonged to Gary and Dieline Coleman of Lancaster, New York. That ...                    [more]


BULLERS of Staffordshire -- From Insulators to Art

   by Sue Taylor


Towards the end of the 19th century the firm of Bullers Ltd. was created in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. The partners in this venture had, several years before, moved their kiln furniture manufacturing business north from Devon to be near to the Staffordshire coal fields. Once in Staffordshire ...                    [more]


A GLASS MENAGERIE - Anatomy of the Hemingray Factory Dumpsite

   by Roger O. Lucas


One of the most fascinating aspects of digging the Hemingray factory site in Muncie that my "amateur industrial archaeologist" friends Darin Cochran, Bob Stahr and I have experienced is of the layers of soil, sand, glass, bricks and other objects. It's not only what is contained in each layer, but ...                    [more]

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