Hemingray Insulator Profile: CD 186.1  
This oddity is one of the rare experimental styles based off a modified mold of CD 162. This specimen has an open top and collar. This unique design was patented January 8, 1946 by Alwin G. Steinmayer as a "Spark Gap Insulator" (see related patent). There were two others in this experimental "family": the CD 186 and CD 186.2

Dimensions: 3 7/8" H x 3 1/4" W
Primary
Embossing:
HEMINGRAY
Years Produced:
1940
Style Number:19
Rarity Scale (1-10): Very Rare (8)
Known Embossing Collapse
 
HEMINGRAY [010] (F-Skirt) HEMINGRAY-19/[Number and dots] (R-Skirt) MADE IN U.S.A./[Number] SB < WANTED! 

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

Unverified Embossings
Year Removed





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Insulator photo courtesy of Bill Meier from www.insulators.info and used with permission.

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