Hemingray Insulator Profile: CD 162  
This style, nicknamed "signal", is one of the most diversely colored styles produced by Hemingray. Colors exist in practically the entire spectrum! Makes for a great (and expensive!) specialty collection. The example shown on the right is 7up Green. 

Dimensions: 3 7/8" H x 3 1/4" W
Primary
Embossings:
• H.G.CO.
• HEMINGRAY
• NO NAME
• S.S.&CO.
Years Produced:
c.1880s-1940s
Style Number:19
Rarity Scale (1-10): Extremely Common (1)
Trade Name: Deep Groove, Double Petticoat
Hobby Nickname: Signal
Voltage Rating: 5,000 Volts
Mold Variation Collapse

CD 134 Crown Variant

This is the CD 162 H.G.CO. [020] and [050] variant, where the crown is smaller and shaped more like a CD 134. These are less common and were probably among the earliest CD 162s produced. Photo courtesy of Bill Meier.

Known Embossings (50) Collapse
 
H.G.CO. [010] (Dome) [Letter] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO. (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT SB Photo
H.G.CO. [020] (Dome) [Letter] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO. (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT {Crown variant; top looks like a CD 134} SB Photo
H.G.CO. [025] (Dome) [Letter] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO./PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT {Smooth base mold; transition style embossing} SDP < WANTED! 
H.G.CO. [030] (F-Skirt) H G CO/PATENT MAY 2 1893 {Note no periods} (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT SDP Photo
H.G.CO. [040] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO. (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT SB Photo
H.G.CO. [050] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO. (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT {Crown variant; top looks like a CD 134} SB < WANTED! 
H.G.CO. [060] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO./PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT RDP
H.G.CO. [070] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO./PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT SDP
H.G.CO. [075] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO./PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT {Last 'T' is engraved over a 'Y'} SDP < WANTED! 
H.G.CO. [080] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO./PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT {Smooth base mold; transition style embossing} SDP Photo
H.G.CO. [090] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO./PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT {'E' is engraved over an 'A'; last 'T' is engraved over a 'Y'} SDP < WANTED! 
H.G.CO. [100] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO./PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT {'OA' is engraved over 'AT'} SDP Photo
H.G.CO. [110] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO./PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PETTICOAY {Note spelling} SDP < WANTED! 
H.G.CO. [120] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO./PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PETTIGOAT {Note spelling} SDP Photo
H.G.CO. [125] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO./PATENT MAY 2 1893 {Note 'A' in 'MAY' is missing bar} (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT SDP Photo
H.G.CO. [130] (F-Skirt) H.G.CO./PATENT MAY 2 1893 {Note 'A' in 'MAY' is missing bar} (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT {Smooth base mold; transition style embossing} SDP < WANTED! 
HEMINGRAY [010] (Dome) 1 (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY (R-Skirt) Nº 19 SB Photo
HEMINGRAY [020] (Dome) 1 (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY (R-Skirt) Nº 19 SDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [030] (Dome) 1 (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY/MADE IN U.S.A. (R-Skirt) Nº 19 SB < WANTED! 
HEMINGRAY [040] (Dome) 1 (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY/MADE IN U.S.A. (R-Skirt) Nº 19 SDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [045] (F-Skirt) HEM NGRAY {Note spelling} (R-Skirt) Nº 19 SDP < WANTED! 
HEMINGRAY [050] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY (R-Skirt) Nº 19 RDP
HEMINGRAY [060] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY (R-Skirt) Nº 19 SB Photo
HEMINGRAY [070] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY (R-Skirt) Nº 19 SDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [075] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY (R-Skirt) [Blotted out embossing] Nº 19 SB < WANTED! 
HEMINGRAY [080] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY (R-Skirt) [Blotted out embossing] Nº 19 SDP
HEMINGRAY [085] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19 RDP < WANTED! 
HEMINGRAY [090] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. RDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [100] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. SB Photo
HEMINGRAY [110] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. SDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [115] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./[Blotted out embossing] SDP
HEMINGRAY [120] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./[Numbers and dots] RDP
HEMINGRAY [130] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./['HEMINGRAY' blotted out] RDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [140] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19/[Blotted out embossing] (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./[Blotted out embossing] SB
HEMINGRAY [150] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19/[Numbers and dots] (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./[Number] RDP
HEMINGRAY [160] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19/[Numbers and dots] (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. RDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [170] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19/[Numbers and dots] (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./[Number] SB Photo
HEMINGRAY [180] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19/[Numbers and dots] (R-Skirt) [Number]/MADE IN U.S.A. RDP
HEMINGRAY [190] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19/[Numbers and dots] (R-Skirt) [Number]/MADE IN U.S.A. SB Photo
HEMINGRAY [200] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19/[Number] (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. SB Photo
HEMINGRAY [210] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY/MADE IN U.S.A. (R-Skirt) Nº 19 SB Photo
HEMINGRAY [220] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY/MADE IN U.S.A. (R-Skirt) Nº 19 SDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [230] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY/MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT SDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [235] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY/PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT RDP
HEMINGRAY [240] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY/PATENT MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT SDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [250] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY/PATENT MAY 2 1893/[PETTICOAT blotted out] (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT
Note: Until 2015, this embossing did not specify exactly what was blotted out.
SDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [260] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY/PATENTED (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT SDP Photo
NO NAME [020] (F-Skirt) Nº 19 {Hemingray product} SDP Photo
NO NAME [030] (F-Skirt) PETTICOAT (R-Skirt) PETTICOAT {Hemingray product} SDP Photo
S.S.&CO. [010] (F-Skirt) S.S & Co. MFG'S/CHICAGO/Nº 19 (R-Skirt) DOUBLE/PETTICOAT SB Photo

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

Unverified Embossings
Year Removed


CD 162 Insulators for Sale
Photos (click to enlarge) Description / Condition Color Current Price
Guide Value
Sale Price
PhotoPhoto CD 162 No Name [020]

No Name Hemingray product with just "No. 19" embossed on the front skirt. These are much harder to find than the regular Hemingray embossed ones. This piece is a beautiful deep cobalt blue with a few milk swirls and bubbles as a bonus. Condition is pretty good. Has a couple of small ping on the wire ridge, and 2 chips to note: 1 pinky nail on the front skirt and 1 on rear inner skirt.
Cobalt Blue $400-500 $300
SOLD!



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