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2015 price guide for North American glass pin-type insulators published by Donald R. Briel. Has updated prices based on information from insulator shows, eBay sales, insulator auction results, and price lists. The 370 pages cover over 14,000 listings of known color, embossing, and shape variations. Each insulator design includes a drawing showing the general shape. The preface describes the various parts of a telephone, telegraph, or power insulator, e.g., the crown, the skirt, the wire groove, the base, etc.). Besides specific prices for each color of each embossing of each insulator, there is information on the general pricing of insulators including the effect of condition, and general trends. Appendices include additional scale drawings (Appendix I), a cross reference of manufacturers' style numbers to Consolidated Design (CD) numbers used to describe each shape (Appendix II), a cross reference between the primary embossing and the CD number (Appendix III), a listing of patent dates on insulators and what insulators have these patent dates embossed on them (Appendix IV), a list of abbreviations used to describe the primary embossing (Appendix V and VI), pages printed in color to show various colors (Appendix VII, pages show how to distinguish between similar insulator styles (Appendix VIII), and pages showing dimensional variations in styles (Appendix IX). There is a ruler on the back outside cover to use in the field to measure dimensions. The book is spiral bound for easy use.
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