2004 >> October  

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Finding Threadless on the Transcontinental Railroad


Transcontinental Railroad Bridge Site                                                                      ...                    [more]


The 31st Annual Perkiomenville, PA Insulator show


By the time you read this, this show will be past and the National will also be history, although more recently. The day broke with some fog but by eight o'clock most of it had burned off and it was a great insulator show day. The first dealer arrived before seven o'clock and there was a steady stream of dealers ...                    [more]


Insulator of the Month - TIME WILL TELL


This CD 134 is Larry McClain's favorite insulator. He says it was removed from a house in Colorado Springs, CO in 1981. But, because it was covered in three or four layers of paint, no one had a clue what a fantastic color lay hidden within. Finally, in 1993 Larry took a knife and began scraping off those ...                    [more]


Wooden Thangy


Rob Gilkerson acquired the wood object shown below at an estate auction of a power company lineman's 40 year accumulation of stuff. Rob thinks the item may be a hand chiseled strain insulator made from a decay resistant wood like cedar or juniper. The estate auction was in Canon City, Colorado.

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Canadian Forum

   By Robin Plewes


With this column I've been lucky enough to have a couple of submissions from other Canadian collectors. Manfred Hagar has shared his tale of the previously undocumented threadless porcelain beehive. Barrett Nicpon has written a show report for the First Annual South Western Ontario Swap and Show that was held ...                    [more]

   A Magazine for Collectors

   Photos from "Crown Jewels of the Wire," October 2004

CJ In Color!

The following photos are from the October 2004 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]


2004 Western Regional Show Denver, Colorado


Best Color Exhibit

Jack Roach won the award for "Best Color" with this display of beehives made by the American Insulator Company.

According to Jack, only four American beehives are known in amber. Greens are scarce too, but look at the variety of shades in his display below.

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We're Just Curious....


In the April, 1969 issue of Old Bottle Magazine, insulator editor Frances Terrill wrote about a newly discovered California CD 201 that was different than the rest.

Frances wrote that two collectors in California were "poking around on an old line looking for 1 piece Brookfields when they noticed an insulator that ...                    [more]


Kids Korner


Ryan Smith and his dad, Kyle, of Snyder, Texas are fairly new to the insulator hobby. They are working hard and having some fun putting an insulator exhibit together for the Scurry County Museum. It will be shown in September and October. "We enjoy the hunting, classifying, and the history of glass insulators and hope that many ...                    [more]

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