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Odd Insulator, need help with ID.

treeguyfred

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I'm seriously upside down on this one because the primary embossing is indicative of the cd 124.2, BUT the embossing is not exactly as shown AND the dome on the 124.2 is higher than yours which presents like a CD 120
 

treeguyfred

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I'm using both the Hemingray info web site and ICON .... there is absolutely dozens of variations to the embossings...completely maddening.... which is why I'm not a full time insulator collector - haha
 

shotdwn

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Jan 13, 2018
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The embossing on the earlier Patent Dec.19, 1871 CD 120 was on the dome same as the CD 124.2. What you have to go by is the profile of the insulator. It also helps that I have a CD 120 just like the one the original question was about in my collection.
 

treeguyfred

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Oh, I definitely know about checking the profiles of the insy's, but I was newly awake after two consecutive 16 hour days and bleary eyed, just jumped the gun too quick....:)
 

sandchip

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The 121.4 is very similar with the same embossing, but being listed between the 121 and 122, I assume it's about the same height, so I would also agree that it's a 120, especially after seeing it sitting beside the larger 121. Good looking piece, Cam.
 

dario

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Got this from a box I had bought at an antique store. It has Pat. Dec. 19 1871 crudely embossed around the top. One on side there is the letter D and on the other the number 5. It has a very pale green color. Does anyone know the CD type and what it is worth?

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PlaneDiggerCam
That is a CD 120 PATENT - DEC. 19 1871 in light aqua or light green. It is a HEMINGRAY product made in the late 1800s. I am not sure of the EIN number but as a general statement these would book at about $10 to $75 depending on the actual color and condition. They are what we call PONIES in the hobby and are also considered to be "early threaded" insulators. You can see a half dozen example CD 120s in the photo. Feel free to call if you have any other questions. IT IS A NICE PIECE!
 

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sandchip

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That is a CD 120 PATENT - DEC. 19 1871 in light aqua or light green. It is a HEMINGRAY product made in the late 1800s. I am not sure of the EIN number but as a general statement these would book at about $10 to $75 depending on the actual color and condition. They are what we call PONIES in the hobby and are also considered to be "early threaded" insulators. You can see a half dozen example CD 120s in the photo. Feel free to call if you have any other questions. IT IS A NICE PIECE!
Killer blue Brooke's Patent, Dario!
 
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