The beautiful clear glass insulator is in great condition. According to references, Hemingray 45 glass insulators were mass produced beginning in 1920. They were largely used for telephone wiring.
One side shows "HEMINGRAY - 45" and the other has "MADE IN USA" with a "50 - 45" below that and three dots to the right of the "45".
Please note that the mug in the pictures was used for scale and is not included with this listing.
The clear glass insulator has been cleaned. However, there may be some remaining dust or debris in some of the crevices and/or corners that did not come off in the wash that may simply need a harsher chemical or scrubbing.
There is a very small chip on the outer edge of the rim under the "45". Also, the inner edge of the inside opening has some raw places in the glass. They are very slight but consistent on the inner rim edge located in the underside of the insulator. Other than this, there are no breaks, cracks, chips, or repair places on this beautiful clear glass insulator. There are some vintage wear and rub places on this gorgeous insulator - mainly in the form of the raw places just noted.
The decorative possibilities for this gorgeous clear glass Hemingray 45 insulator are many. The display case or china cabinet would be enhanced by the addition of this gorgeous glass insulator. In addition, the kitchen would welcome this gorgeous glass insulator in the form of a stand-alone shelf collectible or incorporated into a light fixture hanging from the ceiling. Also, this beautiful Hemingray 45 insulator would be a great industrial theme decoration as a bookend or shelf-sitter. The growing collection of insulators will increase in value and interest upon the arrival of this gorgeous glass insulator.
The collector will appreciate this beautiful clear glass insulator for its great condition and stunning clear glass appearance.
The gorgeous clear glass Hemingray 45 insulator weighs 23.9 oz.
The beautiful clear telecommunications insulator measures 3.75" tall x 3 5/8" wide across the bottom from outside to outside.
The inner opening at the bottom measures approximately 1 7/8" wide from inside to inside.
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Vintage Hemingray 45 Clear Glass Insulator Made in USA Used Mainly for Telephone Wiring
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Estimated shipping times
North America : 3 - 5 business days
Europe : 7 - 10 business days
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I gladly accept returns and exchanges
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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.