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Kids Korner - The New Mexico Military Telegraph

   By Powell Brown


The Telegraph Arrives in New Mexico

In July 1868, a telegraph connection was established between Santa Fe and Denver, Colorado. On July 10, the system was officially inaugurated. Telegraph offices were located in Santa Fe and Las Vegas, NM. (2) Fort Union, to the ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   By Elton Gish


There are a lot of interesting porcelain insulators to report. We never seem to get to all of them. And this year I've gotten behind with new PIN articles from all the work on the yard recovering from hurricane Rita. We lost over 30 trees in our yard in southeast Texas but no damage to the house or insulators. ...                    [more]


Cover Pics



Some really large insulators adorn the back yard of Ernie Carlson's home. Compare the size of insulators on each side to the suspensions in the middle. Ernie calls these substation insulators his "bigins".                                                                                       
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   A Magazine for Collectors

   Photos from "Crown Jewels of the Wire," November 2006

CJ In Color!

The following photos are from the November 2006 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]


Canadian Forum

   By Robin Plewes


In this column, I was lucky enough to have a show report of the 3rd Annual South Western Ontario Insulator Swap sent in by co-host Barrett Nicpon. This backyard meet seems to be getting bigger each year.

I also have the chance to photograph and compare a seldom seen Canadian ...                    [more]


Foreign Porcelain


Collector Fred Flaig is seeking help in identifying these, apparently foreign-made, insulators. He'd like to know who made them, from what countries they may have been found, and for what specific purpose the unusual shape may be been designed.

If you have any info, send it to Crown Jewels; or contract Fred at his ...                    [more]




Hi Howard and Linda,

I got the October issue of CJOW and I thought that the new "In Design" program seeded to work well. GREAT JOB!!!! It's funny how we learn all sorts of things while collecting insulator-related stuff. I've got "Go-Withs" as a side interest. I've collected telephone and insulator ...                    [more]




2 Piece Tramp

Vernon Fellows sent in this picture of a Hemingray 50 CD 190/191 two piece transposition. The insulator has been a favorite of his since he purchased it some 30-years ago at a collectibles show. It was the first insulator of this ...                    [more]


Crown Jewels Auction


Crown Jewels is sponsoring this extensive auction in which we hope you will find both quality and affordable insulators for your collection this Holiday Season.

Bidding begins at 8:00 AM PST, Monday, November 27, 2006.
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