Brass Twin Hemingray Insulator Wall Light, with antiqued plated brass body fitting and two E14 lampholders. Comes with 1/2″ threaded hollow arm and wall plate for installation to a wall surface. The Hemingray insulators are either genuine aqua or green from North America or repro as amber glass. The Hemingray Glass Company operated factories in Kentucky and Indiana between 1848-1972 and was the largest manufacturer of glass insulators in the world. The Hemingray 42 was one of Hemingray’s most popular and prolific insulators. These were manufactured by the millions, so most are extremely common. Those “bumps” at the bottom of the insulator are called drip points. Hemingray patented drip points on May 2, 1893 as “teats” for drawing moisture off of the insulator. Hemingray produced two styles of drip points, sharp and later round drip points. This one features sharp drip points. Whilst there are many examples of insulators and they are becoming a unique collectable, this style is so common as to make re-purposing an interesting proposition. Whilst the aqua are common in the USA they are hard to come by in sets of similar color from Australia. Green are more difficult to locate but the amber option is readily available as it is a reproduction made for this purpose.
Wired with 3 core cable in braid and a brass plated E14 lampholder with plated brass cord grip mechanism, the bulb fits just inside the glass.
For 120Volt use we use an E12 Bakelite socket, wiring and 3″ or 4″ J-Box cover. Components are UL Listed but the whole pendant is not.
Globes required for this fitting are smaller E14 style. Photograph shows mini LED E14.
Globes not included. Recommended bulbs are listed below.
Vintage Edison design.
Solid brass construction.
Solid brass lamp holders.
2 x Hemingray insulators.