Circa: 1950 Condition: Used Manufacturer: Hemingray Glass Company/Made in USA
This clear glass insulator is marked: Hemingray No.56 / Made in USA / 18-47. Hemingray was founded in 1848 by two partners, Robert Hemingray & Ralph Gray. Moving their glassworks across the river from Cincinnati in Covington, KY in 1852, the company went through a series of names, ultimately incorporating in 1870 as the Hemingray Glass Co. They were making insulators at least as early as the 1880s. In 1933, Hemingray Glass Co. was sold to the Owens-Illinois Glass Co., and the last Hemingray insulators were produced in 1957. In good + condition it measures 4 inches tall and 3 1/4 inches wide. An addition to any Vintage Insulator Collection. SH & Ins. will be quoted after orders placed. If you have questions contact me and thank you for looking.