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Insulator Collecting

Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum

Describes the origin of various insulators for transcontinental telegraph line with pictures, exhibits, and FAQ’s.

Crown Jewels of the Wire

Covers news updates, subscription rates, archive issues, editor profile, and contacts.

Crown Jewels of the Wire

A magazine dedicated to collectors of historic glass and porcelain insulators used by telegraph, telephone and electric power utilities. Includes archives from 1969 to the present.

Glass Insulators Collectors Reference Site

Provides resources for the collector, including a glossary, photo albums, clubs and shows, reference material, and links.

Glass Insulators Made in Argentina

Displays images of glass and porcelain insulators with title descriptions and comments.


Provides index list of want, sales, and trades with notes and bibliography and news updates.

Includes item list, database, and gallery pictures for want and sale with journals, and contact details.

Insulator Gurls at Large

Features the site with profile of the collectors with gallery pictures of their insulator collections.

Insulator Reference Site

A searchable database of over 10,000 articles from hundreds of newspapers and trade journals published since 1850. The content is all about insulators in some way. Also offers a database containing 2,970 insulator patents.

Insulator Research

Contains photographs, charts, and information on collectible glass and other collectibles on insulators with pictures and even shows.

Highlights site with chats, forum, and contact information for collectors in Canada.

International Developments in Transmission and Distribution

Introduces the magazine with articles, special issues, buyer’s guide and directory, archives, and event updates.

National Insulator Association

An international organization of collectors interested in communication and electrical insulators, as well as other artifacts connected with insulators, such as telephone, telegraph, power transmission, railroads, and lightning protection devices.

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