Hemingray Insulator Profile: CD 116  
This is an odd early Hemingray style nicknamed the "Three Rumple" by collectors. This is the only Hemingray style that references more than two patent dates. This style was officially Hemingray No.54 in a 1915 Western Electric catalog, but no specimens exist with this embossing. 

Dimensions: 4 1/4" H x 2 7/8" W
Primary
Embossings:
• A.U.
• PATENT - DEC. 19, 1871
• PATENT - OTHER
Years Produced:
c.1882-c.1915
Rarity Scale (1-10): Very Uncommon (6)
Trade Name: Large Double Groove
Hobby Nickname: Three Rumple
Mold Variation Collapse

Wide Squared Wire Ridges Variant

This is the wide squared wire ridge variant, which first appeared in the 2008 price guide. Note the deeper, more prominent wire groove lips. Presumably they modified the mold in later years to better hold the tie wire.

Known Embossings (10) Collapse
 
A.U. [003] (F-Crown) PATENT/DEC.19.1871 (F-Skirt) PATENT/['A.U.' blotted out]/MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) JULY 1ST 1882/PAT APPLIED FOR SDP < WANTED! 
A.U. [007] (F-Crown) PATENT/DEC.19.1871 (F-Skirt) PATENT/['A.U.' blotted out]/MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) JULY 1ST 1882/PAT APPLIED FOR {Wide squared wire ridges} SDP Photo
A.U. [010] (F-Crown) PATENT/DEC.19.1871 (F-Skirt) ['A.U.' blotted out] (R-Skirt) JULY 1ST 1882/PAT APPLIED FOR SB Photo
A.U. [020] (F-Skirt) JULY 1ST 1882/['A.U.' blotted out]/PAT APPLIED FOR (R-Skirt) PATENT/['C' blotted out]/MAY 2 1893 SDP Photo
A.U. [023] (F-Skirt) JULY 1ST 1882/['A.U.' blotted out]/PAT APPLIED FOR (R-Skirt) PATENT/['C' blotted out]/MAY 2 1893 {Wide squared wire ridges} SDP < WANTED! 
PATENT - DEC. 19, 1871 [010] (F-Crown) PATENT/DEC.19.1871 (F-Skirt) PATENT/MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) JULY 1ST 1882/PAT APPLIED FOR SDP Photo
PATENT - DEC. 19, 1871 [040] (F-Crown) PATENT/DEC.19.1871 (R-Skirt) JULY 1ST 1882/PAT APPLIED FOR SB < WANTED! 
PATENT - OTHER [020] (F-Skirt) JULY 1ST 1882/PAT APPLIED FOR (R-Skirt) PATENT/MAY 2 1893 {Hemingray product} SDP < WANTED! 
PATENT - OTHER [030] (F-Skirt) JULY 1ST 1882 / PAT APPLIED FOR (R-Skirt) [Letter] SB < WANTED! 
PATENT - OTHER [040] (F-Skirt) JULY 1ST 1882 / PAT APPLIED FOR SB < WANTED! 

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

Unverified Embossings
Year Removed
PATENT - DEC. 19, 1871 [020] (F-Crown) PATENT / DEC. 19. 1871 (F-Skirt) PATENT / MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PATENT APPLIED FOR SB 2008
PATENT - DEC. 19, 1871 [030] (F-Crown) PATENT / DEC. 19. 1871 (F-Skirt) [Letter] (R-Skirt) JULY 1ST 1882 / PAT APPLIED FOR SB 2008


CD 116 Insulators for Sale
Photos (click to enlarge) Description / Condition Color Current Price
Guide Value
Sale Price
PhotoPhoto CD 116 A.U. [010]

Rare early smooth base CD 116. How many have you seen? This one has a couple minor base flakes, one open bubble and associated chip on the front skirt, and a chip with associated bruise in the back.
Aqua $150-175 $125



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