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Mac's Believe It or Not!

   by John McDougald


You are probably asking yourself what is wrong with the CD 241 Hemingray-23 below. NOTHING! The embossing on the skirt is centered below the groove on the top. However, when you look at the CD 241 just below the regular CD 241, you will see that the ears are at a 45 degree angle.

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The Color Corner

   by Ernie Carlson


Hello Everyone, and welcome to this 'semi-regular but always occasional' column on my favorite subject - Color! In the months and years to come I hope to explore the world of glass colors with you as we attempt to unravel the mysteries of color names and establish a means of identifying colors using my ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish


One exciting thing about collecting porcelain insulators is that something new is always turning up or, at the very least, another rare insulator walks through the door at an insulator show giving you an unexpected chance to obtain a long-desired jewel for your collection. It is rare indeed when a ...                    [more]


The Mighty Blobtop

   by Steve Kelly


I started collecting insulators when I was young and considered myself a general collector. Around 1984 I was invited to go on my first insulator hike on the Military Telegraph line near Fort Apache, AZ. It was on this trip that I found my first insulator that the collecting hobby commonly refers to as the ...                    [more]

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