Value Guide for Unipart and Multipart Porcelain Insulators (2nd edition)
by by Elton Gish
124 pages, 8 1/2" x 11", spiral bound (2008)
This 2nd edition Value Guide is a comprehensive listing of all known U.S. Unipart and Multipart porcelain insulators! The value, manufacturer, marking, and color for more than 4,500 Unipart (U-numbers) and more than 1,100 Multipart (M-numbers) porcelain insulators are provided
In addition there are scale drawings for 224 additional unipart styles added to the U-Chart (illustrated as scale drawings with dimensions) which were assigned since Jack Todís Porcelain Insulator Guide Book (1988) and 66 additional multipart styles added to the M-Chart since the 2nd edition book, Multipart Porcelain Insulators (2000).
The Value Guide also provides some rarity information in the form of estimated quantity known for some of the rarer pieces. This book was based on a very extensive survey of most of the larger porcelain collections, as well as Elton's personal knowledge from his many years of active collecting!
This is a "must have" reference book for any one with any interest in porcelain insulators! It provides both a value guide as well as a near complete listing of known porcelain insulators -- This is a huge asset to porcelain collecting. The Value Guide was intended to be used with, and as a supplement for, Jack Todís book, Porcelain Insulator Guide Book (reprinted by and available from Elton Gish), as well as with the book Multipart Porcelain Insulators.
Note: You will need Jack Todís Porcelain Insulator Guide Book for the bulk of the U-numbers that are referenced in the Value Guide. Without the scale drawings for each U-number insulator style shown in the Tod book, you will not know what each U-number listed in the Value Guide looks like. Likewise for M-numbers, you will need the book, Multipart Porcelain Insulators, for identification of multipart styles.
Value Guide for Unipart and Multipart Porcelain Insulators (2nd edition):
$33.00 ppd. (US delivery; add $8 for delivery to Canada)
If you order both the Value Guide for Unipart and Multipart Porcelain Insulators and the Porcelain Insulator Guide Book, the price for both books is $50 ppd (save $3) (US delivery; add $10 for delivery to Canada).
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Last updated January 1, 2010