Glass Insulators were first commercially produced in the 1850s for use with batteries, telegraph lines and lightning rod systems. As telegraph, telephone, fire alarm, railroad signal, high voltage transmission and radio antenna system technologies developed, the need for insulators grew very quickly and reached its peak sometime in the second decade of the 20th Century. Yesterday's technology moved electricity over open steel and copper wire. Today's technology moves electronic signals and electric power from point to point in many different ways. Advanced composite materials, ceramic compounds, plastic conduit, glass fiber, and microwave broadcast have all conspired to render the glass insulator of yore obsolete. Although pioneering collectors tell stories of finding and swapping old insulators as early as the end of WWII, insulator collecting as a formal, organized hobby really didn't begin to emerge on the antiques and collectibles scene until the mid-1960s. In the USA today, the National Insulator Association has thousands of members. This category is about collecting insulators. These sites contain information about the acquisition, display, identification, and history of these collections. This category is dedicated to the dreams and pursuits of insulator collectors around the world.
  • A Brief History of Insulators The California Drum Barracks provides history of 'Confederate Egg' insulators used in the Civil War.
  • Argentina Glass Insulators Photo gallery of glass insulators made in Argentina.
  • Argentina Porcelain Insulators Photo gallery of porcelain insulators made in Argentina.
  • Buzz Cashion's Insulator Site Collector shares hobby of various types of insulators through pictures, and descriptions.
  • Canadian Insulator Collector's Page A tour of our insulator collection in southern Ontario, Canada. Contact information provided for help with insulator identification and information, and for those interested in buying, selling, or trading glass insulators with a Canadian collector.
  • Canadian Railway Telegraph Insulators Pictures insulators used along Canadian railways and telegraph/telephone lines in the 19th and early 20th centuries. There are related links and an email contact as well.
  • Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum This page features the Brooks ramshorn insulator and its associated patent information.
  • Charles Bibb's Insulator Photo Album This hobby enthusiast's site pictures insulator related events, and insulators from Mississippi and in his collection.
  • Collecting Insulators Information on the hobby of collecting insulators and related collectibles. Contents include pictures of insulators, history of companies, patents, where to find insulators, manufacturing details, insulator terminology, books on the subject, and background on the hobby.
  • Corning Pyrex Insulators On Parade This site contains pictures of Corning Pyrex insulators still in use.
  • Crown Jewels of the Wire Magazine Magazine dedicated to the collectors of historic glass and porcelain insulators used by telegraph, telephone and electric power utilities. Includes value finder and subscription information.
  • Exact Insulator Markings Built for collectors, by collectors. The purpose of this site is to collect, list, and share at one source the exact markings on any collectible insulator.
  • Glass Insulators Reference Site Insulator collectors resource with information on glass and porcelain insulators, show calendar, club listings, glossary, tips and photos of rare items.
  • Glassian Collections of Ian Macky, including glass insulators, prism glass, and related history.
  • Hemingray.info Features the 'Hemingray Database' with details on this manufacturer's insulator production, photos of shows and displays, 'Laugh Lines' comics, and trip journals.
  • Hungarian Insulators Site of a Hungarian collector; includes many photos and drawings of insulators in use in Hungary.
  • Insulator Collector's Picture Forum A picture gallery where insulator collectors can post their insulator pictures.
  • Insulator Collectors On the Net Webring Group of insulator enthusiasts who have linked sites together to allows visitors and ring members easy navigation.
  • Insulator Gurls at Large Follow the odyssey of two Canadian insulator collectors, who refuse to take themselves seriously.
  • Insulator Magic This collector's site combines graphics, pictures and narrative style text to present the insulator collecting hobby from a unique point of view.
  • Insulator News & Market Report A commercial advertising industry specific journal that serves the commercial electrical market as a source of information on international developments in power transmission and distribution.
  • Insulators Canada - Where Collectors Come to Meet A family-oriented web-based forum dedicated to all aspects of the insulator collecting hobby. Includes an 'Insulator of the Week' section.
  • Jim and Terry Wright's Webshots This virtual photo album includes colorful pictures of insulators and various other collectibles.
  • MyInsulators.com Provides space at no charge for insulator and go-with collectors to maintain a site. Also a directory of member sites.
  • National Insulator Association This site provides detailed information about the National Insulator Association. Photographs related to collecting glass and porcelain insulators and significant historical data are also available.
  • Natsulators Insulator collecting site including photo album, complete collection index, how to get started, links, and insulator embossings of North America.
  • Open Wire Insulator Services Conducts periodic auctions, performs appraisals by appointment and offers to purchase collections.
  • Porcelain Insulators Collector, research expert, historian's site
  • Rainbow Riders Trading Post Photos of displays and shows, a few articles, and information about the out-of-print magazine.
  • SignalSpark insulator book SignalSpark is a high quality book celebrating the insulator as an icon of industrial design.
  • Sluggo's Insulator Collecting A personal insulator collecting site that concentrates on Australian and other non-United States-produced glass. Features reference information and photos.
  • Steve Blair's Website Photos of Lynchburg collection, strains and arrestors and the London/Springfield traveling show.
  • Teleramics - UK Railway Telegraph Insulators Detailed information and photographs on styles, materials, colours used for railway telegraph insulators from the UK. Sections on designers, markings and manufacturers of these products. Sub sections include railway crockery, insulator fixings, telegraph poles, brackets, and railway lighting.
  • The Dripped Signal This site is dedicated to those collectors who inspired by history, stimulated with color and shape, developed this wonderful hobby of insulator collecting. It includes pages for 'Teats On The Petticoat', 'The 1893 Drip Point Patent', 'A fantastic! Graduation of Color', and 'An easy way to remember the basic styles'..
  • The Wayback Times - Threadless Insulators Collector's site

Mali oglasi

Dragan 065/884-8890
Iskusni bravari rade hale, garaže, panelima leksanom, kao i kapije, ograde, natkrivanje terasa.

Green Smarthaus +381 65 477 5001
Najpovoljnije i najkvalitetnije montažne kuće u Srbiji, uvoz iz Austrije. Eksluzivni najprodavaniji modeli. Proverite sajt www.smarthaus.rs.

Nikolija +49 176 7884 4021
Minhen i okolina - tražim posao čuvanja deteta, ili dece. Imam jako dobro iskustvo, predana sam i pedantna. Za sve dodatne informacije, možete me kontaktirati. Molim, samo ozbiljne ponude.

Jasmina 060/184-9309
Potrebni preprodavci božićnih ježića od žita. Ručni rad, mali su, simpatični, cena je povoljna i postoji mogućnost pristojne zarade pred Novu godinu.

Edo +385 98 265 705
Selidbe i dostave u Evropsku uniju, i iz Evropske unije, vršim povoljno velikim kombijem.

SZR Limaks Beška +381 022 570 799
Proizvodnja i prodaja - kvarcne peći i kaloriferi. Kvarcne grejalice za brzo zagrevanje, sa i bez daske. www.limaks.co.rs

Inter CAFFE

40 korisnika prisutno: 3 registrovanih, 1 skrivenih i 36 senkica. Ulogovani: cesko, galeksic, niko650 (01:08)

Bolje te vidim kad sklopim oči - Milan Višnjić
Uto 16.12.2014 8:31, micha@Umetnost
Jedan od cudnijih snova
Pon 15.12.2014 15:58, jeka1983@Sanovnik forum
Iz moje svaštare
Pon 15.12.2014 12:48, micha@Umetnost
Sanjam stalno bivseg momka. Da li to ista znaci?
Sre 10.12.2014 7:59, danielarmd@Sanovnik forum
Muzicki kutak - pjesme za prijatelje
Sre 10.12.2014 0:11, apprivoiser@Umetnost
Poezija - najlepsi stihovi
Sub 06.12.2014 10:32, Wind@Umetnost
Filigranska kapija od stihova - Dejan Milenković
Sub 06.12.2014 1:28, tragalac@Umetnost
Recepti, jela od mesa - rostiljijada
Sub 06.12.2014 0:45, niko650@Životni stil

Virtuelne razglednice

za rodjendan, godišnjicu braka, srećnu slavu, ženidbu, udaju, položen vozački, prijem u radni odnos...