Don McLaughlin, son of William and Edith McLaughlin, passed away August 2nd
in Long Beach, California.
Don was a superb offhand glassblower who learned the
nuances of the trade from his father, who in turn had acquired his skill and
knowledge from the great Denver glass man, Robert Good.
| ||by Marilyn Albers|
MORE NEW INSULATOR FINDS -
LET'S KEEP THEM COMING!
Collector Quenton Marty of Minneapolis, MN found a pair of small unembossed
glass insulators while on a recent trip to Ukraine. Both examples are similar in
profile yet not exactly the same. Both of them are just a little bit over 3-1/8" in height. He says these insulators are unlike any other styles he has
The Smithsonian Connection and the Discovery of the CD 148
| ||by Larry Novak|
In March 2000, four NIA members had the time of their lives by spending three
days rooting through the "attic" of the Smithsonian Institution and
starting to catalog their insulator collection. The trip was over eighteen
months in planning. It all started prior to the Williamsburg NIA Convention in
Kerr Insulator Production
| ||by Richard Wentzel|
A view from the factory floor.
In March 1975++, Kerr Glass Manufacturing Company decided to throw open
the doors to their Millville, New Jersey factory, allowing the general public to
enter and witness, firsthand, industrial glassmaking in action. During the open