Jar: Millville atmosphere fruit jar, w/lid & screw clamp
Overall: 9 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 23.5 x 9.5 cm )
in relief: on lid: "WHITALL'S PATENT / JUNE 18TH 1861" in relief: on obverse: "MILLVILLE / ATMOSPHERIC / FRUIT JAR" in relief: on reverse: "WHITHALL'S PATENT / JUNE 18TH 1861"
Aquamarine glass fruit jar blown in a three-part mold with flat lid with inscription "WHITALL'S PATENT JUNE 18TH 1861" secured by iron clamp, wide mouth, short neck, cylindrical body with inscription "MILLVILLE ATMOSPHERIC FRUIT JAR" on obverse and "WHITALL'S PATENT JUNE 18TH 1861" on reverse, and shallow circular depression in base.
A glassworks originally established at Millville, New Jersey, in 1806 was acquired by the Whitall Brothers in 1844. Whitall, Tatum & Company was formed in 1857 and operated independently until 1938, when it became a unit of the Armstrong Cork Company. (See McKearin and Wilson, "American Bottles & Flasks and Their Ancestry," p. 90.)
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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