Hemingray No.40 Telegraph Insulator of McClung Family
Aqua colored telegraph insulator is shaped like a bell and nicknamed by hobbyists as a hoopskirt insulator. The trade name for this object is "Double Petticoat, New W.U. Standard". Three noticeable ridges are around the whole object. Threads can be seen from the outside, but are from the inside. There are bubbles and manufacturing irregularities in the glass.
In donor's family in Denver. Donor remembers them in usage during 1890's;may be older. Quantrille was a north Denver native and librarian of the Denver Public Library. She founded the geneology department at the Denver Public Library and authored family histories not only on Kit Carson, William Bent, and Tom Boggs, but also on the Governers of Colorado. She died in 1985 at the age of 95.
Molded into the outer skirt: No.40 / HEMINGRAY