Glass Insulators were first commercially produced in the 1850s for use with batteries, telegraph lines and lightning rod systems. As telegraph, telephone, fire alarm, railroad signal, high voltage transmission and radio antenna system technologies developed, the need for insulators grew very quickly and reached its peak sometime in the second decade of the 20th Century. Yesterday's technology moved electricity over open steel and copper wire. Today's technology moves electronic signals and electric power from point to point in many different ways. Advanced composite materials, ceramic compounds, plastic conduit, glass fiber, and microwave broadcast have all conspired to render the glass insulator of yore obsolete. Insulators Collecting Recreation.
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- Built Exact Insulator Markings www
Built for collectors, Insulator Markings, by collectors. The purpose of this site is to collect, list, and share at one source the exact markings on any collectible insulator. Exact Insulator Markings.
- Collector, Porcelain Insulators www
Collector, Insulators, research expert, historian's site Porcelain Insulators.
- This Insulator Magic www
This collector's site combines graphics, Magic, pictures and narrative style text to present the insulator collecting hobby from a unique point of view. Insulator Magic.
- Site Hungarian Insulators www
Site of a Hungarian collector; includes many photos and drawings of insulators in use in Hungary. Hungarian Insulators.
- Photo Argentina Porcelain Insulators www
Photo gallery of porcelain insulators made in Argentina. Argentina Porcelain Insulators.
- Detailed Teleramics - UK Railway Telegraph Insulators www
Detailed information and photographs on styles, UK Railway Telegraph Insulators, materials, colours used for railway telegraph insulators from the UK. Sections on designers, markings and manufacturers of these products. Sub sections include railway crockery, insulator fixings, telegraph poles, brackets, and railway lighting. Teleramics - UK Railway Telegraph Insulators.
- Provides MyInsulators.com www
Provides space at no charge for insulator and go-with collectors to maintain a site. MyInsulators.com. Also a directory of member sites. MyInsulators.com.
- This National Insulator Association www
This site provides detailed information about the National Insulator Association. Insulator Association. Photographs related to collecting glass and porcelain insulators and significant historical data are also available. National Insulator Association.
- A Sluggo's Insulator Collecting www
A personal insulator collecting site that concentrates on Australian and other non-United States-produced glass. Insulator Collecting. Features reference information and photos. Sluggo's Insulator Collecting.
- Conducts Open Wire Insulator Services www
Conducts periodic auctions, Wire Insulator Services, performs appraisals by appointment and offers to purchase collections. Open Wire Insulator Services.
- This Jim and Terry Wright's Webshots www
This virtual photo album includes colorful pictures of insulators and various other collectibles. Jim and Terry Wright's Webshots.
- This Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum www
This page features the Brooks ramshorn insulator and its associated patent information. Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum.
- This Charles Bibb's Insulator Photo Album www
This hobby enthusiast's site pictures insulator related events, Bibb's Insulator Photo Album, and insulators from Mississippi and in his collection. Charles Bibb's Insulator Photo Album.
- This Corning Pyrex Insulators On Parade www
This site contains pictures of Corning Pyrex insulators still in use. Corning Pyrex Insulators On Parade.
- Features Hemingray.info www
Features the 'Hemingray Database' with details on this manufacturer's insulator production, Hemingray.info, photos of shows and displays, 'Laugh Lines' comics, and trip journals. Hemingray.info.
- Photos Steve Blair's Website www
Photos of Lynchburg collection, Blair's Website, strains and arrestors and the London/Springfield traveling show. Steve Blair's Website.
- A Insulator Collector's Picture Forum www
A picture gallery where insulator collectors can post their insulator pictures. Insulator Collector's Picture Forum.
- Collections Glassian www
Collections of Ian Macky, Glassian, including glass insulators, prism glass, and related history. Glassian.
- Insulator Glass Insulators Reference Site www
Insulator collectors resource with information on glass and porcelain insulators, Insulators Reference Site, show calendar, club listings, glossary, tips and photos of rare items. Glass Insulators Reference Site.
- Collector's The Wayback Times - Threadless Insulators www
Collector's site The Wayback Times - Threadless Insulators.
- SignalSpark SignalSpark insulator book www
SignalSpark is a high quality book celebrating the insulator as an icon of industrial design. SignalSpark insulator book.
- Magazine Crown Jewels of the Wire Magazine www
Magazine dedicated to the collectors of historic glass and porcelain insulators used by telegraph, Jewels of the Wire Magazine, telephone and electric power utilities. Includes value finder and subscription information. Crown Jewels of the Wire Magazine.
- Photo Argentina Glass Insulators www
Photo gallery of glass insulators made in Argentina. Argentina Glass Insulators.
- Insulator Natsulators www
Insulator collecting site including photo album, Natsulators, complete collection index, how to get started, links, and insulator embossings of North America. Natsulators.
- Collector Buzz Cashion's Insulator Site www
Collector shares hobby of various types of insulators through pictures, Cashion's Insulator Site, and descriptions. Buzz Cashion's Insulator Site.
- Follow Insulator Gurls at Large www
Follow the odyssey of two Canadian insulator collectors, Gurls at Large, who refuse to take themselves seriously. Insulator Gurls at Large.
- Pictures Canadian Railway Telegraph Insulators www
Pictures insulators used along Canadian railways and telegraph/telephone lines in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Railway Telegraph Insulators. There are related links and an email contact as well. Canadian Railway Telegraph Insulators.
- A Canadian Insulator Collector's Page www
A tour of our insulator collection in southern Ontario, Insulator Collector's Page, Canada. Contact information provided for help with insulator identification and information, and for those interested in buying, selling, or trading glass insulators with a Canadian collector. Canadian Insulator Collector's Page.
- Group Insulator Collectors On the Net Webring www
Group of insulator enthusiasts who have linked sites together to allows visitors and ring members easy navigation. Insulator Collectors On the Net Webring.
- Photos Rainbow Riders Trading Post www
Photos of displays and shows, Riders Trading Post, a few articles, and information about the out-of-print magazine. Rainbow Riders Trading Post.
- A Insulators Canada - Where Collectors Come to Meet www
A family-oriented web-based forum dedicated to all aspects of the insulator collecting hobby. Canada - Where Collectors Come to Meet. Includes an 'Insulator of the Week' section. Insulators Canada - Where Collectors Come to Meet.
- Information Collecting Insulators www
Information on the hobby of collecting insulators and related collectibles. Insulators. Contents include pictures of insulators, history of companies, patents, where to find insulators, manufacturing details, insulator terminology, books on the subject, and background on the hobby. Collecting Insulators.
- A Insulator News & Market Report www
A commercial advertising industry specific journal that serves the commercial electrical market as a source of information on international developments in power transmission and distribution. Insulator News & Market Report.
- This The Dripped Signal www
This site is dedicated to those collectors who inspired by history, Dripped Signal, stimulated with color and shape, developed this wonderful hobby of insulator collecting. It includes pages for 'Teats On The Petticoat', 'The 1893 Drip Point Patent', 'A fantastic! Graduation of Color', and 'An easy way to remember the basic styles'.. The Dripped Signal.
- Specialize My Glass Duchess www
Specialize in American glassware and dinnerware as well as paper collectibles of all kinds. My Glass Duchess.
- Links European Glass www
Links to sites featuring glass from numerous points of view. European Glass.
- Collection The Sneaker Net www
Collection of over 150 sneakers (most of them Nike) - pictures. The Sneaker Net.
- Sand Sands www
Sand collecting site. Sands. Offers to exchange samples of sand. Site is in Italian and English. Sands.
- On Retro Rotary Dial Phones www
On line store offering rotary-dial phones from the 1950s, Rotary Dial Phones, 1960s and 1970s. Retro Rotary Dial Phones.
- Custom, EPS Custom Telephone Booths www
Custom, Custom Telephone Booths, antique and used telephone booths. EPS Custom Telephone Booths.
- History The inComplete Jukebox www
History and information on over 1000 different antique jukebox models, inComplete Jukebox, 60+ manufacturers, FAQs, listing of 1200+ jukebox hits, and jukebox links. The inComplete Jukebox.
- Features Collectibles at About.com www
Features information on starting collections and includes links to related sites. Collectibles at About.com.
- Alexa: Insulators Collecting
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- DMOZ: Insulators Collecting
dmoz.org Directory: Insulators Collecting