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GALLON Size MASON JAR of 1872 Rare

  Lot # 186
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  • Lot # 186
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Size:  ONE GALLON display/advertising jar


Closure:  original heavy glass cap insert and original zinc band (has a piece of tape inside the band to make it tighten snugly)

Appearance:  shiny glass

Condition:  shallow chipping on the ground mouth

Embossing:  medium, and note the word "JAR" is superimposed over a ghosted word "IMPROVED" that is clearly visible on the front


Age:  c1876

Availability:  Extremely rare. These oversized jars were mostly intended for use as commercial advertising pieces and displayed at product expositions, trade fairs, and in stores. A variety of them were shown at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876, where they were displayed filled with fruit, in sizes as large as 5 gallons.

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