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New Variety From Mexico


Bill Ostrander is the proud owner of this pony in depression glass green. He says that Dale and Art Huber found a dozen or so of them in Mexico.

The insulator is unlisted, both in color and embossing. It's a CD 106.4 embossed with a logo of an intertwined "M" and "V". A same ...                    [more]


Letters to Editor


Dear Friends,

I sat at my typewriter for an hour trying to think of a way to start this letter. It hurt so badly that no words would come to me. So, I'll just start out by saying that the hobby and I have lost a dear friend. Bruce Young passed away at home in Lake Havasu City, AZ on November 29th, of lung cancer. I last saw ...                    [more]


Insulator of the Month


An Original

Terry Drollinger sent in this picture of a yellow California CD 260 resting on a basalt cliff high above the Columbia River in Washington.

Terry fell in love with this paint splattered California because... well, because it is covered in paint. You see, there's always been controversy about ...                    [more]


Foreign Insulators

   Submitted by Lis and Jim Bergman Anchorage, Alaska



In recent years we have acquired numerous glass insulators from Argentina made by ISOREX. There are three different models most in the dark green black glass that Verreries Charbonneaux (ISOREX) was known for. They are #233, #234 ...                    [more]


Treasures Can Still Be Found

   By Jim Harlow


While going through a small local antique show on the Prescott Courthouse Square in my home state of Arizona, I found this McLaughlin made Reamer. In Fred Padgett's book, "Dreams of Glass", on page 170 you read that this was the "PURE GOLD" mold that Williams McLaughlin changed to read "RE ...                    [more]


More Recent Finds

   By Jarl & Karen Anderson


We're sending along some pictures of a couple of recent finds.

The test gauge is encased in leather. The gauge is 3.5 inches in diameter and was manufactured by the US. Gauge Co with a zero to 30 pounds range.

We found it in a local (Massachusetts) antique shop. Do your readers have any ...                    [more]


Lineman's Vantage Point


Retired lineman Bob Jackson says the pictures of these large porcelain multipart insulators were taken just before they were changed out for modern insulators. Bob described the location as being near Knight's Landing in California. Found on the line a wide variety of multi's...including M-4325's, ...                    [more]

   A Magazine for Collectors

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

CJ In Color!

The following photos are from the February 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]

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