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#698 - CD 162   -  H.G. CO.  - Smooth base.  -   Orange amber.

  Lot # 698
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#698       CD 162     H.G. CO.       PETTICOAT.        Orange amber.      Smooth base.    

Another attractively colored, smooth base  signal.  The Hemingray Glass Company made products other than insulators in the middle 1880’s to early 1890’s, including lamps and fruit jars. Many of those products were intentionally made in colorful glass.  It’s probable some insulators were made using the same glass batches without concern about the glass color.  Later, some of Hemingray’s electrical customers started ordering specially colored insulators to intentionally color code certain wires.  The amber CD 145 H.G. Co. beehives and some smooth base amber CD 162 signals were likely produced in the transition period from unintentional coloring to intentional marker units, including this amber gem.

Shallow, pinkie-nail surface chip, up from base on reverse skirt.  Cover glass on a bubble (reverse base corner), a little longer than a wooden match head, has a been flaked off.  Both do little harm!  Remainder of insulator in excellent condition.