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Title: Fenton's Vaseline Hob Nail!
Post by: turnip45 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.

Thanks
B
Title: Re: Fenton's Vaseline Hob Nail!
Post by: Lustrousstone 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.
Title: Re: Fenton's Vaseline Hob Nail!
Post by: obscurities 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
Title: Re: Fenton's Vaseline Hob Nail!
Post by: obscurities 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.
Title: Re: Fenton's Vaseline Hob Nail!
Post by: mrvaselineglass on April 28, 2009, 12:25:24 PM
Opalescent: yes.
Vaseline/uranium/Topaz: no.
Title: Re: Fenton's Vaseline Hob Nail!
Post by: turnip45 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!!!

B  :fwr: