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Hemingray-42 Clear Vintage Glass Insulator

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Clear Hemingray-42

The Hemingray 42 was one of Hemingray's most popular and prolific insulators. In fact, it is by far the most searched for insulator on this web site. These were manufactured by the millions, so most are extremely common. It was intended for telegraph usage and can still be found all over the U.S. on telegraph poles beside railroad tracks.

Use this insulator with my indoor lamp base, my indoor lamp base with US state map 

or my low voltage landscape light base.

Dimensions

Insulator diameter: 3.5 inches

Height:4.0 inches

CD Number

CD 154

History

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.

  • “CD” NUMBERS

    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.