Re: OT: Electrical history discussion forums?
- I'm glad you mentioned insulators, because I forgot to add that I have found one e-mail list where
electric-power history is sometimes discussed. It's the Vintage Insulators group on Yahoo (
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vintage_insulators/ ). Despite the name, the postings encompass the
range of topics we're interested in.
The disadvantage of the group is that it's small - just 19 members - and some of those are
interested exclusively in insulators. That's why I'm still hoping we'll find a larger, established
group focused on power-system history. I'm not considering starting a new group, because that often
fragments an already-small community, and because Yahoo Groups' poor search capability makes it
difficult for prospective members to find groups related to their interests.
So, I'd like to invite you and anyone else interested in the topic to join the Vintage Insulators
group and discuss our interests, though I'll continue to look for other forums.
----- Original Message -----
From: "thesemaphoresloth" <mark78@...>
Sent: Monday, August 07, 2006 11:08 PM
Subject: [coldwarcomms] Re: OT: Electrical history discussion forums?
"I'm guessing that I'm not the only member of this group who is also
interested in the history of electric power generation, transmission
and distribution. Can anyone suggest a discussion forum devoted to
Albert, I'd be all for it and am in the process of locating such a
group. Do you by any chance collect electrical distribution hardware?
Glass and porcelain insulators, copper line taps and Kearny bolts,
splices, and cutouts, here!
I'll let you know what I find.