Insulator Profile:

CD 214 Hemingray-43
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CD: 214
Manufacturer: Hemingray
Style Number: 43
Trade Name: Top Groove Western Union
Size: 3 3/4" W x 4 1/4" H
Weight: 24 oz.
Production Date: 1920's - 1950's
Usage: Telegraph
"In a hilly country where the line is often not at right angles to the pin, it is frequently difficult to make a good tie in the side groove of a standard insulator."

"To meet this condition, the Hemingray No. 43 is provided with a top groove added to accommodate a top tie where necessary. It is a double petticoat type exactly like the No. 42 Hemingray insulator, except for the top groove. Having also a side groove, it can be used for either top or side ties. Shown in Spec. 1-A-33, Association of American Railroads."

Common Variations:
Colors: Aqua, Ice Blue, Clear, Straw
Bases: Corrugated or Round drip points
Embossings: (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-43 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A.
(Numbers and dots may appear below the embossing on either or both the front and the back)
Uncommon Variations:
Colors: 7-up Green
Rare Variations:
Colors: Carnival

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