Hemingray Insulator Profile: CD 154  
The Hemingray 42 was one of Hemingray's most popular and prolific insulators. These were manufactured by the millions, so most are extremely common. This style replaced the also-popular Hemingray No.40 (CD 152) in 1921. As a side note, this is the insulator that got me started collecting (my actual first insulator is pictured on the right). 

Dimensions: 4" H x 3 5/8" W
Primary
Embossings:
• HEMINGRAY
• NO NAME
Years Produced:
1921-c.1960s
Style Number:42
Rarity Scale (1-10): Extremely Common (1)
Usage: Telegraph
Trade Name: Double Petticoat, 24 Oz.
Mold Variations Collapse
"Fang" Drip Point Variant
For a short period of time on a few molds, Hemingray used unusually long, sharp drip points, sometimes called "fangs" or "dragon teeth" by the collecting hobby. As you can imagine, these are commonly found with chipped or missing drip points.
Short Mold Variant
This mold is slightly shorter overall than the earlier molds, shown above. These can be found with large or small embossings (small embossing shown), and are always found in clear or near-clear colors.
Known Embossings (39) Collapse
 
HEMINGRAY Unlisted (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY 42 {'NG' is engraved over 'GR'} (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. RDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [005] (Dome) 1 (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. RDP
HEMINGRAY [010] (Dome) 1 (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. SB Photo
HEMINGRAY [020] (Dome) 1 (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. SDP
HEMINGRAY [025] (Dome) 1 (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./['HEMINGRAY-42' blotted out] SB
HEMINGRAY [030] (F-Skirt) HEMIGRAY-42 {Note spelling} (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. SDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [032] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRA -42 {Note spelling} (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. SDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [035] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY 42 {Note no dash} (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. RDP < WANTED! 
HEMINGRAY [037] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY 42 {Note no dash} (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. SDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [040] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY {Note no '-42'} (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. RDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [050] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42 RDP
HEMINGRAY [053] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U S A {Note no periods} RDP
HEMINGRAY [057] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U S A {Note no periods} SB Photo
HEMINGRAY [060] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U S A {Note no periods} SDP
HEMINGRAY [065] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U S A/['HEMINGRAY-42' blotted out] {Note no periods} RDP
HEMINGRAY [070] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. RDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [080] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. SB Photo
HEMINGRAY [090] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. SDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [095] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. {Note both 'E's are missing middle bar} RDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [097] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./['HEMINGRAY-42' blotted out] {Note both 'E's are missing middle bar} RDP
HEMINGRAY [100] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./[Numbers and dots] RDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [103] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./['HEMINGRAY-42' blotted out] RDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [105] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./['HEMINGRAY-42' blotted out] SDP
HEMINGRAY [107] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. {Note 'E' is missing middle bar} RDP
HEMINGRAY [110] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42/[Blotted out embossing] (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. SDP
HEMINGRAY [120] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42/[Numbers and dots] (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./['HEMINGRAY-42' blotted out]/[Number] RDP
HEMINGRAY [125] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42/[Numbers and dots] (R-Skirt) MADE IN U S A {Note no periods} RDP
HEMINGRAY [130] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42/[Numbers and dots] (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. RDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [140] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42/[Numbers and dots] (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./[Numbers] RDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [143] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42/['MADE IN U.S.A.' blotted out] (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. RDP
HEMINGRAY [147] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42 {Note backwards '2'} (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. RDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [150] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-42 {Note backwards '2'} (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. SDP < WANTED! 
HEMINGRAY [153] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY=42 {Note '='} (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. SDP < WANTED! 
HEMINGRAY [157] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRRAY-42 {Note spelling} MADE IN U.S.A. RDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [160] (F-Skirt) MR/HEMINGRAY-42/[Numbers and dots] (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./[Number] RDP Photo
NO NAME [020] (F-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. {Hemingray product} RDP Photo
NO NAME [030] (F-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. {Hemingray product} SDP < WANTED! 
NEW! NO NAME [040] (F-Skirt) ['HEMINGRAY-42' blotted out] (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. {Many varieties of blot outs on the front skirt}
Note: Until 2015, this embossing was listed as Hemingray [170].
RDP Photo
NEW! NO NAME [050] (F-Skirt) ['HEMINGRAY-42' blotted out] (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. {Many varieties of blot outs on the front skirt}
Note: Until 2015, this embossing was listed as Hemingray [180].
SDP

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

Unverified Embossings
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