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Hemingray made three styles of insulators for Fred Locke. CD 204 Cross-top, CD 287.1 and CD 287.2.

All Fred Locke embossed CD 204s are Hemingray, they come in Blue, Light Aqua and Light Green. There is a No Embossing unit listed in the guide, I have never seen an unmarked example so can’t attribute it to Hemingray at this time, it is listed in Blue Aqua.

All CD 287.1s are Hemingray made. They come in a range of colors too! Aqua, Light Aqua, Ice Aqua, Red Amber, Peacock Blue, 7-up Green. All But the 7-up Green have been found in the Grand Rapids, MI area. Ice Aqua and Red Amber only were used in Michigan. Aqua was also found in Butte, MT. Peacock Blue was also found in Galveston, TX. The Ice Aqua ones come with several extended skirt sizes. This extended skirt is not seen on any of the colored ones or the Aqua units.

The CD 287.2s Lockes are Hemingray. The over whelming majority of this CD are Brookfield marked units and have a different profile. In fact, today only 2 Hemingray units are known. They are a odd Gray color. They are the same height as the CD 287.1s, but are not as wide.

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CD 204 - [010] - (*SK)
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CD 287.1 - [010] - Red Amber - (*BM)
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CD 287.1 - [010] - Peacock Blue - (*BM)
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CD 287.1 - [010] - 7-up Green - (*RY)
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CD 287.1 - [010] - Blue Aqua - (*SK)
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CD 287.1 - [010] - Aqua - (*SK)
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CD 287.1 - [010] - Ice Blue Aqua - (*SK)
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CD 287.1 - [010] - Ice Aqua - (*SK)
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CD 287.1 - [010] - Ice Aqua - (*SK)
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CD 287.1 - [010] - Ice Green Aqua - (*SK)
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CD 287.1 - [010] - Ice Aqua with Amber. Gives it a Lime tint! - (*SK)
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CD 287.2 - [010] - Gray - (*RY)

The image below shows the 5 sizes that the CD 287.1 comes in. Left is the standard size one and one on the far right is the tallest. The faint blue line at the top of the photos helps show the wide range of sizes these come in.

My Image

Photo compliments of:
(*BM) = Bill Meier
(*RY) = Ron Yuhas
(*SK) = Shaun Kotlarsky

List of all know Hemingray made LOCKE insulators

Number of Hemingray made LOCKE CDs: 3
Number of total Hemingray made LOCKE insulators: 13

CD = CD stands for Consolidated Design. The CD numbering system was developed by N.R. Woodward. The CD system is now privately owned and controlled by Dario Dimare.

Primary Embossing = Embossing on the front of the insulator, usually is that manufacturers name or the customers name. No embossing units will be noted as NO EMBOSSING. Units with no name but with numbers or letters will be noted as NO NAME. Examples: HEMINGRAY S.B.T.&.T.Co NO NAME NO EMBOSSING

EIN = Embossing Index Number is a standardized way to identify each unique embossing.

(FS) = Front Skirt (RS) = Rear Skirt (DO) = Dome (CR) = Crown (FC) = Front Crown (RC) = Rear Crown (BG) = Between Grooves (FA ) = Front, Above wire groove (FB) = Front, Below wire groove (BE) = Base Embossed (FU) = Front Umbrella (RU) = Rear Umbrella (FCE) = Front Center (RCE) = Rear Center (TE) = Top Ear (TOP) = Top of Pinhole / = Next line of embossing

There are unique characteristics of the insulator that is not related to the embossing, but is worth noting. Examples: Factory molded brass bushing Flaired skirt MLOB = Mold Line Over Base Waffle top Wide saddle groove

Base = the bottom of the insulator. It is noted in the following standardized ways. SDP = Sharp Drip Points RDP = Round Drip Points CB = Corrugated Base SB = Smooth Base

= Insulator has been verified that exists = Insulator has been verified that exists, but not listed in the "guide" = Insulator has not yet been verified as existing = Suspected error listing in the "guide" because listing does not match up with known manufacturing practices. Such as numbers and dots on a aqua insulator, or insulators listed with both factory molded brass bushing and without. Many do not come in both configurations and are listed as coming in both. Etc.

Color = The approximate color of the insulator. Due to manufacturing variations, insulators with the same color name maybe slightly different in actual appearance.

CD Primary Embossing EIN Embossing Special Features Base Color Verified?

204

LOCKE

[010]

(FS) F.M. LOCKE & CO. VICTOR N.Y./PAT'D MAY 22, 1894

SB

Aqua

204

LOCKE

[010]

(FS) F.M. LOCKE & CO. VICTOR N.Y./PAT'D MAY 22, 1894

SB

Blue

204

LOCKE

[010]

(FS) F.M. LOCKE & CO. VICTOR N.Y./PAT'D MAY 22, 1894

SB

Light Aqua

204

LOCKE

[010]

(FS) F.M. LOCKE & CO. VICTOR N.Y./PAT'D MAY 22, 1894

SB

Light Green

287.1

LOCKE

[010]

(FS) F.M. LOCKE & Co VICTOR. N.Y./PATD MAY 22 1894

SB

7-up Green

287.1

LOCKE

[010]

(FS) F.M. LOCKE & Co VICTOR. N.Y./PATD MAY 22 1894

SB

Aqua

287.1

LOCKE

[010]

(FS) F.M. LOCKE & Co VICTOR. N.Y./PATD MAY 22 1894

SB

Blue Aqua

287.1

LOCKE

[010]

(FS) F.M. LOCKE & Co VICTOR. N.Y./PATD MAY 22 1894

SB

Ice Aqua

287.1

LOCKE

[010]

(FS) F.M. LOCKE & Co VICTOR. N.Y./PATD MAY 22 1894

SB

Light Aqua

287.1

LOCKE

[010]

(FS) F.M. LOCKE & Co VICTOR. N.Y./PATD MAY 22 1894

SB

Light Green Aqua

287.1

LOCKE

[010]

(FS) F.M. LOCKE & Co VICTOR. N.Y./PATD MAY 22 1894

SB

Peacock Blue

287.1

LOCKE

[010]

(FS) F.M. LOCKE & Co VICTOR. N.Y./PATD MAY 22 1894

SB

Red Amber

287.1

LOCKE

[020]

(FS) F.M. LOCKE (& Co blotted out) VICTOR. N.Y./PATD MAY 22 1894

SB

Ice Aqua

287.1

LOCKE

[020]

(FS) F.M. LOCKE (& Co blotted out) VICTOR. N.Y./PATD MAY 22 1894

SB

Light Aqua

287.2

LOCKE

[010]

(FS) F.M. LOCKE VICTOR. N.Y./PATD MAY 22 1894

Top looks like a CD 287.1

SB

Gray

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