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Author Topic: Fenton's Vaseline Hob Nail!  (Read 1913 times)

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Offline turnip45

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Fenton's Vaseline Hob Nail!
« on: April 27, 2009, 08:35:04 PM »
Base marked with Fenton's stamp however, is this true Vaseline and does anyone know what year?  Unfortunately, I haven't the light to test the glass with, but it certainly looks like Vaseline to me.
Approximate measurements 14.5 x 5 cm - a very nice weighty item.

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Re: Fenton's Vaseline Hob Nail!
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009, 08:39:06 PM »
It's not vaseline in the uranium sense of the word if that's what you mean. Opalescent maybe.

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Re: Fenton's Vaseline Hob Nail!
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2009, 12:59:57 AM »
Hello,
 
The type of raised mark that seems to show in the image would indicate that the item was produced in the 1970's. If there is an 8, 9, or 0 below the word Fenton (I can't tell from the image) then it would indicate 1980's, 1990's, or 2000's as the decade of production.   

Hope that helps, Craig
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Re: Fenton's Vaseline Hob Nail!
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2009, 01:07:23 AM »
One more timeline detail. Since the item is Hobnail, if it has a Fenton logo raised in the underside of the glass the earliest production would be sometime in the 1972-73 range. Before 1972 the raised logo was not used on the Hobnail production.
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Re: Fenton's Vaseline Hob Nail!
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2009, 12:25:24 PM »
Opalescent: yes.
Vaseline/uranium/Topaz: no.

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Re: Fenton's Vaseline Hob Nail!
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2009, 03:30:04 PM »
Wow, :kissy: thanks to all: not only do I now know the age of the bowl, "8 below the word Fenton then it would indicate 1980's" I also know the type of glass, "Opalescent".  This site never fails to amaze me!!!

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