Hemingray Insulator Profile: CD 162  
This style, nicknamed "signal", is one of the most diversely colored styles produced by Hemingray. Colors exist in practically the entire spectrum! Makes for a great (and expensive!) specialty collection. The example shown on the right is 7up Green. 

Dimensions: 3 7/8" H x 3 1/4" W
Primary
Embossings:
• H.G.CO.
• HEMINGRAY
• NO NAME
• S.S.&CO.
Years Produced:
c.1880s-1940s
Style Number:19
Rarity Scale (1-10): Extremely Common (1)
Trade Name: Deep Groove, Double Petticoat
Hobby Nickname: Signal
Voltage Rating: 5,000 Volts
Mold Variation Collapse

CD 134 Crown Variant

This is the CD 162 H.G.CO. [020] and [050] variant, where the crown is smaller and shaped more like a CD 134. These are less common and were probably among the earliest CD 162s produced. Photo courtesy of Bill Meier.

Known Embossings (50) Collapse
 
H.G.CO. [010] (Dome) [Letter] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO. (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT SB Photo
H.G.CO. [020] (Dome) [Letter] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO. (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT {Crown variant; top looks like a CD 134} SB Photo
H.G.CO. [025] (Dome) [Letter] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO./PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT {Smooth base mold; transition style embossing} SDP < WANTED! 
H.G.CO. [030] (F-Skirt) H G CO/PATENT MAY 2 1893 {Note no periods} (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT SDP Photo
H.G.CO. [040] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO. (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT SB Photo
H.G.CO. [050] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO. (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT {Crown variant; top looks like a CD 134} SB < WANTED! 
H.G.CO. [060] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO./PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT RDP
H.G.CO. [070] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO./PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT SDP
H.G.CO. [075] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO./PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT {Last 'T' is engraved over a 'Y'} SDP < WANTED! 
H.G.CO. [080] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO./PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT {Smooth base mold; transition style embossing} SDP Photo
H.G.CO. [090] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO./PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT {'E' is engraved over an 'A'; last 'T' is engraved over a 'Y'} SDP < WANTED! 
H.G.CO. [100] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO./PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT {'OA' is engraved over 'AT'} SDP Photo
H.G.CO. [110] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO./PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PETTICOAY {Note spelling} SDP < WANTED! 
H.G.CO. [120] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO./PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PETTIGOAT {Note spelling} SDP Photo
H.G.CO. [125] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO./PATENT MAY 2 1893 {Note 'A' in 'MAY' is missing bar} (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT SDP Photo
H.G.CO. [130] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO./PATENT MAY 2 1893 {Note 'A' in 'MAY' is missing bar} (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT {Smooth base mold; transition style embossing} SDP < WANTED! 
HEMINGRAY [010] (Dome) 1 (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY (R-Skirt) Nº 19 SB Photo
HEMINGRAY [020] (Dome) 1 (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY (R-Skirt) Nº 19 SDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [030] (Dome) 1 (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY/MADE IN U.S.A. (R-Skirt) Nº 19 SB < WANTED! 
HEMINGRAY [040] (Dome) 1 (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY/MADE IN U.S.A. (R-Skirt) Nº 19 SDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [045] (F-Skirt) HEM NGRAY {Note spelling} (R-Skirt) Nº 19 SDP < WANTED! 
HEMINGRAY [050] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY (R-Skirt) Nº 19 RDP
HEMINGRAY [060] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY (R-Skirt) Nº 19 SB Photo
HEMINGRAY [070] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY (R-Skirt) Nº 19 SDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [075] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY (R-Skirt) [Blotted out embossing] Nº 19 SB < WANTED! 
HEMINGRAY [080] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY (R-Skirt) [Blotted out embossing] Nº 19 SDP
HEMINGRAY [085] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19 RDP < WANTED! 
HEMINGRAY [090] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. RDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [100] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. SB Photo
HEMINGRAY [110] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. SDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [115] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./[Blotted out embossing] SDP
HEMINGRAY [120] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./[Numbers and dots] RDP
HEMINGRAY [130] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./['HEMINGRAY' blotted out] RDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [140] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19/[Blotted out embossing] (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./[Blotted out embossing] SB
HEMINGRAY [150] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19/[Numbers and dots] (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./[Number] RDP
HEMINGRAY [160] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19/[Numbers and dots] (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. RDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [170] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19/[Numbers and dots] (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./[Number] SB Photo
HEMINGRAY [180] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19/[Numbers and dots] (R-Skirt) [Number]/MADE IN U.S.A. RDP
HEMINGRAY [190] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19/[Numbers and dots] (R-Skirt) [Number]/MADE IN U.S.A. SB Photo
HEMINGRAY [200] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19/[Number] (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. SB Photo
HEMINGRAY [210] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY/MADE IN U.S.A. (R-Skirt) Nº 19 SB Photo
HEMINGRAY [220] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY/MADE IN U.S.A. (R-Skirt) Nº 19 SDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [230] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY/MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT SDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [235] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY/PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT RDP
HEMINGRAY [240] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY/PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT SDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [250] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY/PATENT MAY 2 1893/[PETTICOAT blotted out] (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT
Note: Until 2015, this embossing did not specify exactly what was blotted out.
SDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [260] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY/PATENTED (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT SDP Photo
NO NAME [020] (F-Skirt) Nº 19 {Hemingray product} SDP Photo
NO NAME [030] (F-Skirt) PETTICOAT (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT {Hemingray product} SDP Photo
S.S.&CO. [010] (F-Skirt) S.S & Co. MFG'S/CHICAGO/Nº 19 (R-Skirt) DOUBLE/PETTICOAT SB Photo

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

Unverified Embossings
Year Removed


CD 162 Insulators for Sale
Photos (click to enlarge) Description / Condition Color Current Price
Guide Value
Sale Price
PhotoPhoto CD 162 Hemingray [130]

Here we have a CD 162 Hemingray-19 in 7-up green with the uncommon [130] embossing ("Hemingray" blotted out on the rear skirt). To date, it's the only color known for this embossing. It's so close to mint, but has one fisheye on the rear dome and a teeny bit of roughness around the base of the threads. Even the very fragile inner skirt is perfect.
7up Green $125-150 $120
SOLD!
PhotoPhoto CD 162 No Name [020]

No Name Hemingray product with just "No. 19" embossed on the front skirt. These are much harder to find than the regular Hemingray embossed ones. This piece is a beautiful deep cobalt blue with a few milk swirls and bubbles as a bonus. Condition is pretty good. Has a couple of small ping on the wire ridge, and 2 chips to note: 1 pinky nail on the front skirt and 1 on rear inner skirt.
Cobalt Blue $400-500 $300



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