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Author Topic: Help with identification of uranium (not vaseline) glass powder jar  (Read 2358 times)

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Offline mallorys

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Need help with identification of this powder jar. It is Vaseline glass with 3 Scottie dogs on top of the lid. Thanks for any help.


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Re: Help with identification of powder jar
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2007, 07:58:08 AM »
mallorys — Welcome to the GMB.

I am certain your powder jar is not British.

Please would you include your country in the Location field in your profile;  it helps to know the likely origin of glass you query.

Bernard C.  8)
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Re: Help with identification of powder jar
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2007, 12:30:46 PM »
Sorry.
I live in the USA in Texas. This was pick up at an estate sale. The type glass in vaseline as it glows brightly under a black light. I have not found this in any books are searching the internet and of course there is no markings. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Help with identification of powder jar
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2007, 09:56:21 PM »
Here is a more detail view of the top. The dog in the middle is sitting up and the other 2 are laying down on either side. Thanks

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Re: Help with identification of vaseline glass powder jar
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2007, 04:18:35 PM »
mallorys, I've added vaseline to the topic subject to attract the attention of vaseline collectors/experts.

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Re: Help with identification of vaseline glass powder jar
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2007, 10:43:14 PM »
If you are in the US, then the correct name for this is green uranium glass.  Vaseline in the US is considered to be yellow, shading to yellow-green.  green uranium glass also glows.  this piece is shown in BEDROOM AND BATHROOM GLASSWARE OF THE DEPRESSION YEARS, by Margaret and Kenn Whitmyer, pg. 15.  They call it "MY PET" and it is shown in your color of green and they list it as green.  No maker is listed.  however, you know the date it was made by the title of the book (depression years).  It was also made in pink, and cobalt blue.  no frosted versions are known.  'book value' means nothing for a book that pre-dates eBay.  (copyright 1990).  value given for this color is $65-75.  You probably will be lucky to get 1/2 of that should you decide to sell it on the big bay.
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Re: Help with identification of vaseline glass powder jar
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2007, 02:40:15 AM »
Thank you Thank you  :chky:

I thought I had look at everything trying to identifying this piece. Thanks to this board and Mr. Vaseline Glass I got my answer.

This is not going to be for sale as me and my wife have just started our adventure in glass. This was the first piece bought for 10 bucks at an estate sale and really didn't know what we were doing and for the most part we still don't but were having fun. We have since been sick with the addiction of finding depression glassware. So far we have a good start. Thanks Again.

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Re: Help with identification of vaseline glass powder jar
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2007, 02:56:07 AM »
Mallorys
Even better that you bought it for yourself!!  Lots of companies made these.  You might see if you can find a copy of Hazel Marie Weatherman's book entitled COLORED GLASS OF THE DEPRESSION ERA, BOOK 2.  If it is identified in any book, it might be in there (as far as WHAT company made it).
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Re: Help with identification of uranium (not vaseline) glass powder jar
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2007, 10:05:40 PM »
This powder jar with the three Scottie dogs on the lid was made circa the 1930s, probably by L. E. Smith Glass Company. On pages 284-285 of the (new) book on the L. E. Smith Glass Company, by Tom Felt, it is shown in plates 750 and 751. He says that it "has been attributed to the Diamond Glassware Company. However, I believe that the "My Pet" may be the No. 648 dog powder box found in the 1937 inventory and listed as 'Greenburg stock.'" (L.E. Smith acquired the Greenburg Glass Company in 1920 and continued producing glass with many of their molds.) Although he doesn't go so far as to say it absolutely is Smith's, he believes it to be Smith due to Smith's predilection for Scotties and because the base of the powder jar is similar to the bases of other known-to-be-Smith powder jars.

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