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Red Hot Color from South of the Border

   by Dale Huber


I was honored when Carol McDougald asked if I would write the bylines for the photos in this issue of Crown Jewels. (See color insert "Red Hot Color from South of the Border", pages 1-4)

I have collected insulators since 1970, hard to believe, I was ten years old then. Anyway one of my claims to fame have ...                    [more]


Foreign Insulators



From Marilyn Albers. . .

For the past 23 years I have had the opportunity to share my love of insulators (especially the foreign ones) with collectors throughout the world by serving as the foreign insulator editor of "Crown Jewels of the Wire" magazine. This has been a real privilege and I want to thank the editors for ...                    [more]


Mac's Believe It or Not!

   by John McDougald


Believe It Or Not! I thought when Mrs. Mac turned over the editorship of Crown Jewels of the Wire to Howard and Linda Banks that our schedule would begin to lighten up a bit. To the contrary, Carol and I seem to have stepped up the ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish


The New Lexington
High Voltage Porcelain Company 
(1903 - 1912)

Very little is known about the New Lexington High Voltage Porcelain Co. (N-L). The company was incorporated in March 1903 and located in New Lexington, OH. When the company started, construction of electrical transmission lines was ...                    [more]


Collecting Merit Badge



As some of you know I've been a collector of insulators for more years than I can remember. I've also been involved in Boy Scouts of America (BSA). This past Saturday 11/2/02 my two interests combined in a fun day for me. BSA has a new merit badge called collecting. We had a BSA conference where the new merit badge ...                    [more]

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