CD 100-144

Side wire groove - Single petticoat

CD 125

CD 125

Size: 69mm x 107mm (2.75" x 4.25")

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Years produced: c.1870s-c.1933
Style (CD) scarcity: 8, 1,000+ but desirable color/markings
Intended use: Telegraph
Style / catalog number: 5, 15
Number of unique insulators:
77

Primary Embossing = Embossing on the front of the insulator, usually is that manufacturers name or the customers name. No embossing units will be noted as NO EMBOSSING. Units with no name but with numbers or letters will be noted as NO NAME.

Examples:
HEMINGRAY
S.B.T.&.T.Co
NO NAME
NO EMBOSSING

EIN = Embossing Index Number is a standardized way to identify each unique embossing.

(FS) = Front Skirt
(RS) = Rear Skirt
(DO) = Dome
(CR) = Crown
(FC) = Front Crown
(RC) = Rear Crown
(BG) = Between Grooves
(FA ) = Front, Above wire groove
(FB) = Front, Below wire groove
(BE) = Base Embossed
(FU) = Front Umbrella
(RU) = Rear Umbrella
(FCE) = Front Center
(RCE) = Rear Center
(TE) = Top Ear
(TOP) = Top of Pinhole
/ = Next line of embossing

There are unique characteristics of the insulator that are not related to the embossing, but is worth noting.

Examples:
Factory molded brass bushing
Flaired skirt
MLOB = Mold Line Over Base
Waffle top
Wide saddle groove

Base = the bottom of the insulator. It is noted in the following standardized ways.

SDP = Sharp Drip Points
RDP = Round Drip Points
CB = Corrugated Base
SB = Smooth Base

= Insulator has been verified that exists
= Insulator has been verified that exists, but not listed in the "guide"
= Insulator has not yet been verified as existing
= Suspected error listing in the "guide" because listing does not match up with known manufacturing practices. Such as numbers and dots on an aqua insulator, or insulators listed with both factory molded brass bushing and without. Many do not come in both configurations and are listed as coming in both. Etc.

Color = The approximate color of the insulator. Due to manufacturing variations, insulators with the same color name maybe slightly different in actual appearance.

Primary Embossing EIN Embossing Special Features Base Color Verified?

HEMINGRAY

[010]

(FS) HEMINGRAY (RS) NO 15

SDP

Aqua

HEMINGRAY

[010]

(FS) HEMINGRAY (RS) NO 15

SDP

Blue Aqua

HEMINGRAY

[010]

(FS) HEMINGRAY (RS) NO 15

SDP

Green

HEMINGRAY

[020]

(FS) HEMINGRAY-15 (RS) MADE IN U.S.A.

RDP

Aqua

HEMINGRAY

[020]

(FS) HEMINGRAY-15 (RS) MADE IN U.S.A.

RDP

Aqua Tint

HEMINGRAY

[020]

(FS) HEMINGRAY-15 (RS) MADE IN U.S.A.

RDP

Clear

HEMINGRAY

[020]

(FS) HEMINGRAY-15 (RS) MADE IN U.S.A.

RDP

Hemingray Blue

HEMINGRAY

[020]

(FS) HEMINGRAY-15 (RS) MADE IN U.S.A.

RDP

Ice Blue

HEMINGRAY

[030]

(FS) HEMINGRAY-15 (RS) MADE IN U.S.A.

SDP

Aqua

HEMINGRAY

[040]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/MADE IN U.S.A. (RS) NO 15

SDP

Aqua

HEMINGRAY

[040]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/MADE IN U.S.A. (RS) NO 15

SDP

Hemingray Blue

HEMINGRAY

[040]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/MADE IN U.S.A. (RS) NO 15

SDP

Light Aqua

HEMINGRAY

[055]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W U NO 5 (No periods) (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Aqua

HEMINGRAY

[055]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W U NO 5 (No periods) (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Light Aqua

HEMINGRAY

[055]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W U NO 5 (No periods) (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Purple

HEMINGRAY

[055]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W U NO 5 (No periods) (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Purple/Gray Two Tone

HEMINGRAY

[057]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W.U. NO 5 (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

RDP

Aqua

HEMINGRAY

[060]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W.U. NO 5 (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Aqua

HEMINGRAY

[060]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W.U. NO 5 (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Aqua w/ Milk Swirls

HEMINGRAY

[060]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W.U. NO 5 (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Celery Green

HEMINGRAY

[060]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W.U. NO 5 (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Dark Aqua

HEMINGRAY

[060]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W.U. NO 5 (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Dark Purple

HEMINGRAY

[060]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W.U. NO 5 (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Green

HEMINGRAY

[060]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W.U. NO 5 (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Hemingray Blue

HEMINGRAY

[060]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W.U. NO 5 (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Ice Aqua

HEMINGRAY

[060]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W.U. NO 5 (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Ice Blue

HEMINGRAY

[060]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W.U. NO 5 (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Ice Green

HEMINGRAY

[060]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W.U. NO 5 (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Light Apple Green

HEMINGRAY

[060]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W.U. NO 5 (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Light Aqua

HEMINGRAY

[060]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W.U. NO 5 (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Light Green

HEMINGRAY

[060]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W.U. NO 5 (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Light Purple

HEMINGRAY

[060]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W.U. NO 5 (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Purple

HEMINGRAY

[060]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W.U. NO 5 (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Purple/Gray Two Tone

HEMINGRAY

[060]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W.U. NO 5 (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Purple/Sage Two Tone

HEMINGRAY

[060]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W.U. NO 5 (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Sage Gray

HEMINGRAY

[060]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W.U. NO 5 (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Sage Green

HEMINGRAY

[060]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W.U. NO 5 (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Smoky Purple

HEMINGRAY

[060]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W.U. NO 5 (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Teal Blue

HEMINGRAY

[060]

(FS) HEMINGRAY/W.U. NO 5 (RS) PATENT/MAY 2 1893

SDP

Teal Green

W.U.

[020]

(FS) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871

SB

Apple Green

W.U.

[020]

(FS) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871

SB

Aqua

W.U.

[020]

(FS) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871

SB

Blue Aqua

W.U.

[020]

(FS) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871

SB

Christmas Tree Green

W.U.

[020]

(FS) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871

SB

Green

W.U.

[020]

(FS) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871

SB

Ice Blue

W.U.

[020]

(FS) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871

SB

Lemon

W.U.

[020]

(FS) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871

SB

Light Aqua

W.U.

[020]

(FS) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871

SB

Light Green

W.U.

[020]

(FS) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871

SB

Light Green

W.U.

[020]

(FS) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871

SB

Yellow Green

W.U.

[020]

(FS) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871

SB

Yellow Olive Green

W.U.

[030]

(FS) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871/(B or D)

SB

Aqua

W.U.

[030]

(FS) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871/(B or D)

SB

Blue

W.U.

[030]

(FS) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871/(B or D)

SB

Clear

W.U.

[030]

(FS) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871/(B or D)

SB

Light Aqua

W.U.

[030]

(FS) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871/(B or D)

SB

Light Blue Aqua

W.U.

[030]

(FS) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871/(B or D)

SB

Light Green

W.U.

[030]

(FS) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871/(B or D)

SB

Lime Green

W.U.

[030]

(FS) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871/(B or D)

SB

Mustard Yellow

W.U.

[030]

(FS) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871/(B or D)

SB

Off Clear

W.U.

[030]

(FS) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871/(B or D)

SB

Yellow Olive Green

W.U.

[040]

F-Skirt) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871/(B or D)

Wide dome

SB

Aqua

W.U.

[040]

F-Skirt) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871/(B or D)

Wide dome

SB

Aqua Tint

W.U.

[040]

F-Skirt) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871/(B or D)

Wide dome

SB

Brooke's Blue

W.U.

[040]

F-Skirt) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871/(B or D)

Wide dome

SB

Gray Tint

W.U.

[040]

F-Skirt) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871/(B or D)

Wide dome

SB

Light Aqua

W.U.

[040]

F-Skirt) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871/(B or D)

Wide dome

SB

Light Green Aqua

W.U.

[050]

(FS) W.U./5 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871/B

Wide dome

SDP

Light Blue Aqua

W.U.

[060]

(FS) W.U./5/PATENT/MAY 2 1893 (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871/(B or D)

Wide dome

SDP

Aqua

W.U.

[070]

(FS) W.U./5/A (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871

SB

Aqua

W.U.

[070]

(FS) W.U./5/A (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871

SB

Blue Aqua

W.U.

[070]

(FS) W.U./5/A (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871

SB

Green

W.U.

[070]

(FS) W.U./5/A (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871

SB

Green Aqua

W.U.

[070]

(FS) W.U./5/A (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871

SB

Ice Green

W.U.

[070]

(FS) W.U./5/A (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871

SB

Lemon

W.U.

[070]

(FS) W.U./5/A (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871

SB

Light Green

W.U.

[070]

(FS) W.U./5/A (RS) PATENT/DEC. 19. 1871

SB

Light Green Aqua

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 +
  • [010] - Yellow Green

    HEMINGRAY

    [020]

    Clear

    Details

    Hard to find in clear. Most if not all known examples are from Detroit

  • [055] - Gray W/ Purple Swirls

    HEMINGRAY

    [055]

    Gray W/ Purple Swirls

  • [060] - Green

    HEMINGRAY

    [060]

    Green

    Details

    Odd Color, almost a true green. This one was also found in Detroit

  • [060] - Celery Green

    HEMINGRAY

    [060]

    Celery Green

  • [060] - Sage Aqua

    HEMINGRAY

    [060]

    Sage Aqua

  • [040] - Near Clear

    W.U.

    [040]

    Near Clear

    Details

    Near clear. Very hard to find color for one of these.

  • [060] - Sage Aqua

    W.U.

    [060]

    Aqua

    Details

    Very tough "transition" mold embossing. They converted the 1871 mold to a mold with drip points and patent date. Only about 12 of these are known. Most if not all of them are from Detroit

  • [070] - Light Green Aqua

    W.U.

    [070]

    Light Green Aqua

    Details

    This is the only Style of CD 125 not found in Detroit.

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