Author Topic: Green glass box with lid - ID = Hazel Atlas "Criss-Cross" fridge box  (Read 3709 times)

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Offline mrs vulture

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Hello, my husband bought this rather nice uranium green lidded box for me today.It glows well under uv light. Its too big for a trinket box at nearly 9 inches long, bit small for a biscuit box. I've not seen one this shape before. Also would be nice to know the maker. Any thoughts welcome. Thank you , Cheryl.


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Re: Green glass box with lid
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2009, 08:49:41 PM »
It's almost certainly a refrigerator box, but I don't know who dunnit. I have a completely different one here. Similar items were made by Bagley with and without Electrolux on the lid. A set of three, two small square and one long one, seems to be a common set. Here is another set They seem to be quite common in the US


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Re: Green glass box with lid
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2009, 11:59:14 PM »
Orrefors made refrigerator boxes for Electrolux according to the Orrefors Electrolux archivist.

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Re: Green glass box with lid
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2009, 07:03:06 AM »
Hi, I think you are right about it being a fridge box, but I never would have guessed that myself. I looked on Ebay and there is a clear glass one of the same pattern but in a smaller square shape in America. It won't be going in my fridge!! Cheers cheryl


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Re: Green glass box with lid
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2009, 07:44:53 AM »
So does that mean Angela was wrong and Bagley didn't make any for Electrolux? Do we know where she got the Electrolux ideas from?


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Re: Green glass box with lid
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2009, 02:26:55 PM »
Christine, I don't know Angela's source for the Bagley/Electrolux attribution, but I do have the email from the Orrefors ELECTROLUX archivist about their producing them. It's on the board somewhere as we discussed this some years ago...

ahhh found it: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,1514.0.html

Note correction: it was the Electrolux archivist not the Orrefors one!  :-[ (That'll teach me to rely on my memory!!!  :cry:)


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Re: Green glass box with lid
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2009, 08:25:28 PM »
I think lots of companies must have been licenced to make the Electrolux boxes. There's proof that in Australia, Crown Crystal did as well.


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Re: Green glass box with lid
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2009, 02:16:21 AM »
Hi, I believe this is a #9780-9780 1/2 4x8 inch oblong refrigerator jar & cover made by tha Hazel-Atlas company in the US. It's part of a line named Crisscross Kitchenware and was made in pink, green, crystal, and some pieces in blue. Late 1930's.  :)

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Re: Green glass box with lid
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2009, 07:36:47 AM »
Hi, thanks you very much for your info,  thats EXACTLY what it is, wonder how it got to England, there are lot of Americans at the air bases here.
Thanks again Cheryl.


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Re: Green glass box with lid
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2009, 02:25:55 PM »
Hazel Atlas exported quite a lot of glass tableware to the UK in the 1930s, so it was probably just a normal import.

Nice to see you here as well Alison  :fwr:

 

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