Hemingray Insulator Profile: CD 155  
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Like its popular predecessor Hemingray 42, the Hemingray 45 was produced in mass quantities, well into the millions. Most are extremely common. Intended as a long distance telephone insulator, it has a thick lower wire ridge to help withstand heavier line loads. 

Dimensions: 4" H x 3 5/8" W
Primary
Embossing:
HEMINGRAY
Years Produced:
1938-c.1960s
Style Numbers:42 (error), 45
Usage: Telephone Long Distance
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[015] Hemingray-42 Variant

This oddity was likely an early experimental piece of what would later become the Hemingray 45. It appears to be a modified CD 154 mold. The actual insulator hasn't been seen since the early 1970's. A picture slide of this insulator was discovered by John & Carol McDougald in 1995, shown here. Read the full article about this interesting piece. Photo courtesy of Bill Meier of Insulators.info.

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HEMINGRAY [010] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY {Note no '-45'} (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./[Numbers and dots] SB Photo
HEMINGRAY [015] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42 {Note '-42'} (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. RDP
HEMINGRAY [020] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-45 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.A.S./[Numbers and dots] {Note spelling} SB Photo
HEMINGRAY [025] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-45 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. SB
HEMINGRAY [030] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-45 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./[Numbers and dots] SB Photo
HEMINGRAY [040] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-45 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./[Numbers and dots] CB Photo
HEMINGRAY [045] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-45 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./[Numbers and dots] {'U' is engraved over an 'S'} CB < WANTED! 
HEMINGRAY [050] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-45 (R-Skirt) [Number]-38./MADE IN U.S.A. SB Photo
HEMINGRAY [055] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-45 (R-Skirt) [Number] SB < WANTED! 
HEMINGRAY [060] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-45 (R-Skirt) [Number]-38 SB Photo
HEMINGRAY [065] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-45 {Note 'E' is backwards} (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./[Numbers and dots] CB Photo
HEMINGRAY [070] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-45 {Note 'E' is backwards} (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./[Numbers and dots] SB < WANTED! 

The following embossings were removed from the price guide because they could not be verified to exist:

Unverified Embossings
Year Removed


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