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Years ago in Seattle I read about an insulator grown into tree roots somewhere around Winchester, Kentucky and was struck by it as a potent metaphor of solar rootedness.  This lparticular find was written up during the early days of collecting in one of the journals I believe.  Bob, if you can help me find my way back to some good info on this, I'd be trully grateful.

Hi Jerry --

There are a number of cases where insulators have been embedded into trees or their root systems.  The Crown Jewels of the Wire Magazine is the primary insulator periodical and there are a couple references to this.  Here is a rare insulator embedded into a tree (look about half way down the page):

Also the site has good data:

I remember some instances of insulators embedded into tree roots as well but was unable to find any web references.  Hope these are of assistance.

         Thanks, --Bob

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Questions related to collecting Glass Insulators and porcelain insulators - I can provide historical information as well as current collector values. I am also interested in purchasing insulators I need for my collection.


I have collected since the early 1970's and have much historical information, as well as knowledge of current insulator values.

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