Hemingray Insulator No42 Light Aqua SES pendant light is an upcycled power cable insulator made in North America having a wired in E14 lampholder and cordgrip mechanism.
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 they are common in the USA they are hard to come by in sets of similar color from Australia. Due to the fact that these insulators are over quite old and have been in use atop a power pole, they are not perfect. Small chips and scratches may be visible in some examples.
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 4″ J-Box cover. Components are UL Listed but the whole pendant is not.
Most E14 bulbs will fit this lamp and any combination of cable color cord grip color is also an option.
Bulb is not included. Recommended bulbs are listed below.