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Collecting insulators in New Zealand : a guide for beginners

Author: John Tasker; Rob Wilson, (Researcher); Geoffrey James Clark
Publisher: [United States] : Kanuka Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Collecting Insulators in New Zealand is more than just a collector's handbook. It is also a social history, dealing extensively with the introduction of telegraph and phone systems in New Zealand from the late 1860's onward and with power reticulation just over 100 years ago - and all the problems associated with both."--TLS website.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Tasker; Rob Wilson, (Researcher); Geoffrey James Clark
ISBN: 9781312235724 1312235721
OCLC Number: 905373611
Description: 219 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
1. Beginnings --
2. The first telegraph lines --
3. Mystery items --
4. The Siemens story --
5. The Varley salt glaze saga --
6. The Cordeaux pattern insulator --
7. Let the importing begin --
8. The Buller story --
9. Gaskell and Grocott --
10. Taylor Tunnicliffe and Co. --
11. Silvertown insulators --
12. British Insulated and Helsby Cables (B.I.H.C.) --
13. Steatite Porcelain --
14. E.O.A. and V.S.M. fushackles --
15. British and European items of unknown make --
16. Pole switches and fuses. Insulators made of polymer, teleduron, composite or plastic --
18. North American imports --
19. Canadian Porcelain Co --
20. Ohio Brass --
21. Other foreign imports --
22. N.G.K. high voltage power insulators --
23. Chinese imports --
24. Hemingray glass used in New Zealand --
25. Glas imports from other countries --
26. The New Zealand Insulators (N.Z.I.) story --
27. Crown Lynn Pottery --
28. Glossary of interesting words and phrases --
29. Where to find old insulators --
30. De-pinning and cleaning up old insulators --
31. Where to find information about collecting old insulators.
Responsibility: John Tasker, Rob Wilson, Geoff Clark.

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"Collecting Insulators in New Zealand is more than just a collector's handbook. It is also a social history, dealing extensively with the introduction of telegraph and phone systems in New Zealand from the late 1860's onward and with power reticulation just over 100 years ago - and all the problems associated with both."--TLS website.

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