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This group was founded by Joe Maurath, Jr., a collector and researcher of glass insulators since the early 1960s. On August 1, 2008 it was decided by Joe to *noticably enhance* the educational aspect of this group in light of corroding site(s) elsewhere.

The purpose of vintage_insulators is to share photos, information, Q&A and all other relevant discussion pertinent to glass and porcelain insulators... along with vintage pole line accessories with interested others. This community was initiated so that the history and enjoyment of insulator collecting and their go-withs will always be appreciated.

Joe began his literary contributions to the insulator hobby in 1967 within "Western Collector" magazine... the first publication that gave recognition to those who had admiration for collecting insulators. These pioneer insulator articles were written by the late Claire McClellan. Joe (as a teenager) periodically followed as a volunteer monthly columinst until about 1971. During 1974-1981 he assumed the helm of "Insulator By-Lines" of Old Bottle Magazine. The late Frances Terill initiated this column in 1968. When Frances retired, Joe assumed the post.

In 1990 Joe made major contributions to the McDougalds Glass Insulator Book which still remains the bible within the hobby to this day.

With Joe's long-standing expertise and experience collecting insulators and related pole-line architecture (go-withs such as fuse cutouts, meters, hardware etc) from the days of yore, he thought there should be some place where his recollections, answers-to-questions, photos of unusual pieces (his and by other contributors) would eventually be appreciated and shared. So, here we have it!

This group is dedicated to insulator collectors/enthusiasts willing to share questions and answers, new finds, reports of discoveries and anything else so that the insulator hobby will prosper!

Please feel free to refer this site to your collector friends and any interested others. Thanks!

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  • 68
  • Antiques
  • Aug 14, 2005
  • English

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