Hemingray Insulator Profile: CD 125  
This style is most commonly known as the Western Union No.5. Hemingray first manufactured these embossed only with the Dec. 19, 1871 patent date. Later, c.1919, Hemingray renumbered this style to No.15 and continued producing them until c.1933. 

Dimensions: 4 1/4" H x 2 3/4" W
Primary
Embossings:
• HEMINGRAY
• W.U.
Years Produced:
c.1870s-c.1933
Style Numbers:15, W.U. 5
Rarity Scale (1-10): Fairly Common (4)
Trade Name: Western Union
Mold Variations Collapse
December Patent Variant
The earliest mold style is the December Patent style, shown above, with a regular dome and a straighter skirt than the flared skirt variant, shown at top.
Wide Dome Variant
This is the wide dome version with fatter wire groove lips. These are both found on some Dec. Pat. styles as well as early Hemingray embossed W.U. Nº 5 versions.
Known Embossings (14) Collapse
 
HEMINGRAY [010] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY (R-Skirt) Nº 15 SDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [020] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-15 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. RDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [030] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-15 (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A. SDP < WANTED! 
HEMINGRAY [040] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY/MADE IN U.S.A. (R-Skirt) Nº 15 SDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [055] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY/W U Nº 5 {Note no periods} (R-Skirt) PATENT/MAY 2 1893 SDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [057] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY/W.U. Nº 5 (R-Skirt) PATENT/MAY 2 1893 RDP Photo
HEMINGRAY [060] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY/W.U. Nº 5 (R-Skirt) PATENT/MAY 2 1893 SDP Photo
W.U. Unlisted (F-Skirt) W.U. / 5 (R-Skirt) PATENT / DEC. 19. 1871 / ['PAT' blotted out] SB Photo
W.U. [020] (F-Skirt) W.U./5 (R-Skirt) PATENT/DEC.19.1871 SB Photo
W.U. [030] (F-Skirt) W.U./5 (R-Skirt) PATENT/DEC.19.1871/['B' or 'D'] SB Photo
W.U. [040] (F-Skirt) W.U./5 (R-Skirt) PATENT/DEC.19.1871/['B' or 'D'] {Wide dome} SB Photo
W.U. [050] (F-Skirt) W.U./5 (R-Skirt) PATENT/DEC.19.1871/B {Wide dome} SDP < WANTED! 
W.U. [060] (F-Skirt) W.U./5/PATENT/MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PATENT/DEC.19.1871/['B' or 'D'] {Wide dome} SDP Photo
W.U. [070] (F-Skirt) W.U./5/A (R-Skirt) PATENT/DEC.19.1871 SB Photo

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

Unverified Embossings
Year Removed
W.U. [080] (F-Skirt) W.U. / PATENT / MAY 2 1893 (R-Skirt) PATENT / DEC. 19. 1871 / [Letter] SDP 2003





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