Hemingray Insulator Profile: CD 144  
This style is nicknamed the "Foree Bain." It was patented on December 23, 1890 by Foree Bain (see patent). Then, on February 28, 1901, the patent was sold to Hemingray. It is believed that the No Embossing versions were produced by Hemingray, although to date no shards have been found in the Hemingray dump to confirm this. 

Dimensions: 3 7/8" H x 3 1/8" W
Primary
Embossing:
NO EMBOSSING
Years Produced:
c.1901
Rarity Scale (1-10): Uncommon (5)
Hobby Nickname: Foree Bain
Known Embossing Collapse
 
NO EMBOSSING [010] [No embossing] {Foree Bain} {Inside of skirt has horizontal ridges from the base to the pinhole} {This is listed as smooth base, but the base has ridges that do not conform to any other base style} SB Photo

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

Unverified Embossings
Year Removed


CD 144 Insulators for Sale
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Sale Price
PhotoPhoto CD 144 NE [010]

Unusual style believed to have been manufactured by Hemingray, known as the "Foree Bain". One fleabite on dome, a couple of minor flakes on the horizontal ridges, and typical base roughness. Overall good condition, priced below book value.
Aqua $125-150 $100



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