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Why So Few?


Bill Meier of Massachusetts displayed some of the hobby's rarest Hemingray's. Only a few examples each are known of the 27 insulators he displayed. Here are some selected examples from Bill's exhibit. Bill won the award for the Best General Display.

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Russ Frank of McHenry, Illinois displayed a most colorful exhibit of insulator wannabees: reproductions and commemoratives. Many-collectors have a commemorative or two, but Russ put dozens of them together to form an impressive exhibit. Russ won top honors in the category "Go-Withs".
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Kids Korner


Alex Havener of Tennessee won the top prize for a Junior Exhibitor with his innovative and interactive science fair style display on the subject of Electricity, Railroads, and Insulators.                                                                                                                         
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Frederick L. Griffin Memorial Award for Threadless


Doug Williams of North Carolina won the award for the best display of threadless insulators. He also won the Capital Region Antique Bottle & Insulator Club's award for the Best Use of Eastern Glass.                                                                               ...                    [more]


Displays Cont'd



Dave Sztramski of New Jersey displayed insulators found on a line which primarily used CD 110.5's and CD 110.6's. And not just aqua ones, look at the green colors! His display also featured other, more common, insulators ...                    [more]


Displays Cont'd Again



Ed Peters of Minnesota admits he lives in his own little world where he dreams of insulators and trains. He shared the insulator portion of his world at the National, displaying favorite insulators from his collection.                                                                                    
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Green With Envy


Ross Baird of Texas displayed an exhibit of green insulators that would make most any collector envious.
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   By N. R. Woodward


Patrick Hefferson asks how you can tell which AT&T tolls (CD 121's) were made by glass companies in Denver... the so-called "Denver molds". Woody answers....

The CD 121 was the standard toll line insulator for American Telephone and Telegraph Company since the first long-distance lines were built in the early ...                    [more]


2003 National Insulator Association's Annual Convention


Held in Springfield, Ohio in June, this year's National lived up to its billing of being an "old fashioned show". The relaxed atmosphere of the fairgrounds enhanced the casual, friendly environment. The weather cooperated, and both the humidity and temperature were just about perfect for ...                    [more]


Insulator of the Month - Unique Threadless


Ross Baird says this CD 718 threadless is one of his favorite insulators. There's more to this insulator than just its outstanding color. Ross says that, to his knowledge, this insulator is unique among CD 718's because of its extended skirt. Note the mold line that runs horizontally around the insulator ...                    [more]


On Howard's Desktop



Glenn & Sandra Drummond, Lois & Steve Blair are shown here receiving the National Insulator Association's highest honor, the Lifetime Membership Award. 

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NIA Award for Best Use of Color


Mike Green of Colorado took home the trophy for the best display of colored insulators. Mike also won the Jim Overstreet Award for the Best Use of a Variety of CD Numbers in a Display of Threaded Glass.                                                                               ...                    [more]

   A Magazine for Collectors

   Photos from "Crown Jewels of the Wire," August 2003

CJ In Color!

The following photos are from the August 2003 Crown Jewels of the Wire magazine. These have been provided by the publisher for those wishing to see a color rendition of the black and white photos ...                    [more]


All Around Champions


Carver Mead and Barbara Smith won prizes for the top Porcelain Exhibit, the Milholland Education Award, The Jack Todd Memorial Award, the Power Line Explorer Journal Award, the Central Florida Insulator Club's award. for Best First Time Display at a National Show, the Greater Chicago Insulator ...                    [more]

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