This Blog focuses on a few of my favorite activities. Most notably Cycling, Amateur Radio and Target Shooting. I believe that we learn best by doing. Since I am always engaged in one project or another, the blog is the journal where I keep track of my accomplishments and ideas.
My sister spotted these insulators at a garage sale on Friday. Wyatt and I went back this morning to check them out. Some nice old Hemingray pieces. Big lot of Hemi-42s nearly all perfect. Even a clear Mickey, but it's got a big chip on one ear. A few designs I did not have in my collection.
In the closeups are some early Hemingray embossings. You can tell the text was hand carved into the mold. A great Brookie, too bad a big chip in the skirt. Still a lot of character even got the coal smoke stains from the steam engines. And lastly bubbles right by the Hemingray emboss. That's how I tell that one is old. Some neat history and a little fun for a dollar a piece.