The Hemingray Glass Company was an American glass manufacturing company founded by Robert Hemingray and Ralph Gray in Cincinnati in 1848. In its early years, the company went through numerous and frequent name changes, before incorporating into the Hemingray Glass Company, Inc. in 1870. The Hemingray Glass Company had factories in Cincinnati and Covington, Kentucky with main production in Muncie, Indiana. Although Hemingray was best known for its telegraph insulators, the company produced many other glass items including bottles, fruit jars, pressed glass dishes, tumblers, battery jars, fishbowls, lantern globes, and oil lamps. The main plant in Muncie closed in 1972 and insulator production ceased.
These are Hemingray 9 insulators which were nicknamed the Pony. They were used in rural areas and discontinued in the 1960’s
Please remember when buying vintage items they will have signs of use but that is also what makes them so unique. We do our best to photograph and explain the condition of the item as best we can. If you have any questions about a particular item please contact us. Please take the time to look at all pictures
Styling: These have a variety of uses. Often just placed on a window ledge to allow the light to shine through. Several people have drilled them and put in a small LED light to hang over a kitchen island. There are collectors of vintage glass insulators.