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Insulator Historical Timeline!

 Key events are noted by approximate date.  Hyperlinks will provide additional information.  Please feedback additional key dates or note any needed corrections.  Dates considered particularly significant are highlighted in red.  To build this resource we need as much collector input as possible!  Link to collectors who have contributed to improve this timeline.

Chart of insulator manufacturing through the years!

Click the year range for key events of that time period:

1830-1859

1860-1869

1870-1879

1880-1889

1890-1899

1900-1909

1910-1919

1920-1929

1930-1939

1940-2000

Insulator Hobby Timeline

This timeline is intended to provide a basic reference to significant events in history related to insulators.  It is intended as a starting off point in learning about insulators.  I highly recommend the many excellent books on insulators available to the hobby for further learning.  The following are key reference materials that provide great additional historical information:

 


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