Insulators Rock!

My first "acquisition" since I found out about insulator collecting.
Collectors call this piece a CD 121.
 

Hi, I'm Deb. Welcome to my Insulator Collector's page!


 
I live in Southern California on the West Coast of the USA, having recently moved from the opposite side of the country. 

I am fairly new to this hobby, having only discovered that it exists on March 28, 2002. While searching for information on the web about a completely different topic, I followed a link to a page about COLLECTING INSULATORS.

I was amazed. I had no idea anybody collected these things. My parents and my grandmother have always had a few of them, mostly porcelain pieces, sitting in the garden. My grandfather brought them home while working with the Southern California Edison Company. I always found them attractive and interesting, but didn't realize anyone else would feel the same way.

A dizzying array of insulators for sale at a show in Maryland.







Inspired by that website, I began researching the hobby. I quickly realized that they made a lot of beautiful pieces and stuck them on the top of poles! I wanted some for myself.
 
 

 


Colorful glass decorates my kitchen window.
Can you believe these beauties were used to hold wires off of poles?


 

My grandfather, Charles J. Walton, Sr., meggers the lines for trouble.


 

U-172 "Haystack" picked by my grandfather.
This is a cool piece with a neat glaze, plus lots of sentimental value.

I dedicate this site to my grandfather, Charles J. Walton, Sr.
He worked the lines for 45 hard years.

Charles J. Walton, Sr., Southern California lineman,
taking a break on the back of his SCE truck (October, 1958).
 
 

Who am I?
What are insulators?
Why collect insulators?
Warning to new collectors!
Specializing
How do you get insulators?
More insulator photos
Artwork
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Samoyed Club of America
Antietam Creek Samoyed Club
More about Samoyed Dogs
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  Dogs & Cats - Endangered Species?
Chinese
language and culture
Fire/EMS Redlands, CA
Redlands High 
Class of 1977
30 year reunion
Tidbits Holistic Health HOME

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