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Hemingray-43 Aqua-Clear Vintage Glass Insulator

Hemingray-43 Aqua-Clear Vintage Glass Insulator

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Aqua & Clear Hemingray-43

The CD 214 replaced the older CD 213 probably about the same time that the CD 154 replaced the older CD 152. This style resembles a CD 154 with a saddle groove on top. Saddle grooves were useful in situations where a bend in the line (such as at the top of a mountain pass) would cause undue stress on a traditionally side-tied wire. This style is known to come in a few different heights, and two different side wire groove styles (rounded and square).

Note: The insulators a free of any major cracks but might have some minor nicks/chips.

Use this insulator with my indoor lamp base or my low voltage landscape light base.

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Insulator diameter: 3.5 inches

Height:4.25 inches

CD Number

CD 214


Hemingray Glass Company is the best known and was the most prolific glass insulator manufacturer in the world. Although best known for their electrical insulators, Hemingray also produced many other glass items, including bottles, fruit jars, pressed glass tableware, syrup pitchers (“molasses cans”) in milk glass and other colors, tumblers, battery jars, fish bowls, lantern globes, kerosene oil lamps, and much, much more.

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  • Glass Insulators

    Glass insulators were first produced in the 1850's for use with telegraph lines. As technology developed insulators were needed for telephone lines, electric power lines, and other applications. In the mid 1960's a few people began collecting these antique glass insulators. Today there are over 3,000 insulator collectors.


    All glass pintype insulators are classified in what is called the “CD Numbering” system of identification. This system was created and used by N.R. “Woody” Woodward, an early pioneer, researcher and author in the field of collecting glass insulators. The CD (Consolidated Design) numbers basically identify insulators by their shape and profile, regardless of exact embossed markings, glass color, or base type.