Hemingray historical plaque to be erected


Publication: The Star Press

Muncie, IN, United States
vol. 112, no. 191, p. 3, col. 1





Historical Plaque

ceremony set Sunday


The Hemingray Glass Co., formerly located along Macedonia Avenue on the city's east side, will be recognized by the installation of a state of Indiana Historical Plaque, to be dedicated in an 11 a.m. ceremony Sunday.

That is the 123rd anniversary of the beginning of Hemingray's operations in Indiana.

The public is invited to attend the dedication of the plaque, being erected by the Indiana Historical Bureau and the National Insulator Association.

The NIA is a non-profit organization having a large focus on the research and education of insulators, the companies that used them, and the companies that made them dating as far back as the mid 1800s.

The Hemingray Glass Co. was reported to be the largest glass insulator manufacturer in the world and was at the forefront of insulator development from the beginning of the telegraph, through development of high voltage electricity. Today, there are many collectors of insulators produced by Hemingray.

Researcher notes: 
Supplemental information: 
Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:September 3, 2011 by: Bob Stahr;