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Mac's Believe It or Not!

   by John McDougald


From the ICE AQUA mounds of Muncie, Indiana

Nothing super rare about these two oddities from Indiana, just an interesting first-time entry and re-entry into the hobby of two unusual looking ice aqua insulators. As my two-year-old grandson Owen would say, "It meIls, Grandad" ...                    [more]


Collie Museum - Western Australia, Australia

   photos by Leonard Jannese


A U-1966 Siemens 1 Patent encased in a tree trunk.                                                 
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Hemingray Glass Company. . . more than just insulators!

   by Shaun Kotlarsky


Hemingray Glass Company is well known for their wide array of insulators, but top notch insulators were not all they made. The non-insulator products are referred to in the insulator hobby as "go-withs". There are a wide variety of these items that they made. A few types are oil lamps, fruit jars, ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish


Nearly all that has been discussed in Porcelain Insulator News since Jack Tod started this column in 1972 has been about pin-type porcelain insulators. There are many other interesting porcelain insulators such as standard porcelain. This category is composed primarily of knobs and spools as the direct result of the ...                    [more]






My brother recently returned from Afghanistan where he covered the war for seven months for the New York Times. He brought back two glass insulators from Kabul, and I thought you might like to see them. Feel free to include this in ...                    [more]


From the Editor's Desk ---



The process began in February with my announcement that it was time for this "Type A" person/editor to seek a successor. I had absolutely no idea, or any preconceived appointment, as to who might be interested in becoming the third editor of Crown Jewels of the Wire magazine. So, we just cast an ...                    [more]

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