Hemingray 42 Glass Insulator


The Hemingray 42 glass insulator is a scalloped edged antique insulator that is perfect for your vintage décor or as a collector piece. It is in excellent used condition with no chips and ready to be used as a bird feeder, candle holder, the start to a great light fixture, a paper weight (wrap wire around the top to make a photo clip), book ends or whatever else you can repurpose it for. See how I used the glass insulator into a centerpiece!


The Hemingray 42 Glass Insulator

The Hemingray 42 was one of Hemingray’s most popular insulators and was made from 1921 to the 1960s. It was intended for telegraph usage and was found all over the U.S. on telegraph poles beside railroad tracks. This glass insulator with drip points, or a pattern of “bumps” on the bottom of the insulator that creates a scalloped edge, now serves as décor in our homes or as collection pieces.

  • Dimensions: 4″ H × 3 5/8″ W
  • Color: Clear
  • CD 154
  • CD Number: CD stands for Consolidated Design number. This is a numbering system developed and used by the insulator collecting hobby to identify and differentiate between the hundreds of different insulator styles. These numbers do not appear anywhere on the insulators themselves.
Scalloped edged Hemingray 42 glass insulator.
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The Hemingray 42 Glass Insulator? 

Scalloped edged Hemingray 42 glass insulator.

Frequently Asked Questions About The Hemingray 42 Glass Insulator

These are vintage pieces and each one is unique. The glass is cloudy on this insulator – it might just need a good scrub!

The dimensions are approximately 4″ H × 3 5/8″ W and the color is clear. The front skirt shows: Made In U.S.A, 22 and the rear skirt shows Hemingray-42 with an 8 and two dots.

Vintage and Antique items are pre-owned items that may have some wear and tear. Sizes are approximate. Our opinion regarding era, age, genre, style, material, color, condition, origin, history, etc., may differ from yours and is offered without guarantee. Please read the entire product description as we do not offer refunds on purchases. Contact Kristin at The Fifth Sparrow No More if you have any questions.

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I’m ready to feather my nest with the Hemingray 42 Glass Insulator!

Additional information

Weight 21.7 oz
Dimensions 4 × 3 × 4 in


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