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2011/07/15 18:56:34 (permalink)

Triumph No.6 aqua jar

Anyone know much about them. I am guessing it is pre-1900 due to the massive amount of air in the glass? Will post pic if anyone knows something about them.
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    historyhunter
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    RE: Triumph No.6 aqua jar 2011/07/15 19:04:08 (permalink)
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    RE: Triumph No.6 aqua jar 2011/07/15 19:04:58 (permalink)
    Oops No. 3 it looks like
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    RE: Triumph No.6 aqua jar 2011/07/15 19:06:21 (permalink)
    Jeepers, that's a heck of a jar.. now I'm curious too!
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    RE: Triumph No.6 aqua jar 2011/07/15 19:13:15 (permalink)
    From the fruit jar works #1 and red book #9, Triumph No. 3 Its # 2815-1 described as a "groove ring wax sealer ground lip, made with 3 piece mold possible made by the Aetna glass works around 1869 or so" and worth more than I could afford!!! Nice jar
    post edited by coreya - 2011/07/15 19:14:54
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    RE: Triumph No.6 aqua jar 2011/07/15 19:42:00 (permalink)
    400-500 in red book 10...condition could effect value...  I like it...
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    RE: Triumph No.6 aqua jar 2011/07/15 19:45:27 (permalink)
    Hey Dave,

    Great looking jar, sir. Please put up some more pictures after her bath.

    "The 1869/1870 edition of the city directory listed only W.F. Modes as the proprietor of the Aetna Glass Works at Chestnut (Figure 6). The plant made “black & green glassware, druggists’ ware, bottles, demijohns, porter, ale and soda bottles” as well as fruit jars, including the “Victor” (self sealing) and the “Triumph” (grooved-ring wax sealer). The works and office were located at “Forty-Second (late Chestnut) St” (Hawkins 2009:13; McDougald & McDougald 1990:106; Roller 1996; 1998a:13). The ad must have been submitted shortly before the dissolution of the company.2" From.

    There's an ad from Aetna/W.F. Modes at Fig. 6 in the above link that heralds the "Triumph." Gotta love that Pittsburgh glass.

    Have a look at "1277. TRIUMPH No 3 Aqua QUART Early WAX SEALER
    $720.00 17 Closed" From.

    The Digging Gods were smiling on you.

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    RE: Triumph No.6 aqua jar 2011/07/15 20:09:50 (permalink)
    Beautiful find!!! Under-valued in the Red Book, IMO. Nice rare jar.
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    RE: Triumph No.6 aqua jar 2011/07/15 20:33:35 (permalink)
    THAT IS A AMAZING JAR!

    always looking for, Toledo Ohio, Knoxville Tn. milks pharms and sodas,
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    RE: Triumph No.6 aqua jar 2011/07/15 20:51:30 (permalink)
    Thanks for the information SURFACEONE , jack and everyone. My first researched spot and it all worked out. I have been at this location 3 times in 4 days. Todays haul included this triumph, dr. miles nervine, Dr D Janyes Expectorant, a ht of small late 1800 medicines and a royal ironston china plate.
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    RE: Triumph No.6 aqua jar 2011/07/15 20:53:57 (permalink)
    Even under the crud I can find no chips or cracks on this TRIUMPH. Tons of imperfections but nothing unoriginal. I only collect the medicinals so this will be up for sale after cleaning.
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    RE: Triumph No.6 aqua jar 2011/07/15 22:09:20 (permalink)
    Great looking bubbles too... super jar!

    ~Tim

    ~ Always looking for colored pontiled sodas & Missouri bottles ~

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    RE: Triumph No.6 aqua jar 2011/07/15 22:33:57 (permalink)
    Wait a minute, Dave,

    Was this your first dig? The Bottle Spirits really were smiling on you...

    Please do write up a story on how you chose this spot, what you did, what happened next, and so on...

    Congratulations, sir, and if you weren't hopelessly hooked before, you're sure to be now.

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    RE: Triumph No.6 aqua jar 2011/07/15 23:31:20 (permalink)
    Well....I still havent used a shovel yet. I scuba or snorkel. Just, I live on a river and this time I researched into the place out of town with a date in time of 1820s and on. Then I looked into the town and found what I thought could be 2 ideal locations. Turns out one was ok the other a honey hole. I'd say it is a little more dangerous than digging only when the water you want to search is deeper and darker. I found a L Brames Fort Wayne brewery amber blob top before and it snagged me then I may have gotten carried away with it for a week or two but now after research and finding quality items I see my disc golf game getting even more effected.lol but history is history...to think about this was jarred food for a family 140 plus years ago. I read a letter from a man who lived there in those times and in the 5 years he was living there he had fever for 3 of those years and lost quite a few close family. I am just emersed in the stories really.

    I am a riverdawg thats where me finds my treasure.
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    RE: Triumph No.6 aqua jar 2011/07/16 04:32:30 (permalink)
    An amazing jar to be found....wow...that is an early early jar.....congrats on that find.

    I think it would be great to have that one professionally cleaned....excellent jar.....

    Some great finds the past few days.....just wish some of it would come this way.....

    Think JAR KARMA folks.....


    David

    Again....fantastic find......congrats

    Collector of fruit jar half gallons..
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    RE: Triumph No.6 aqua jar 2011/07/16 08:08:22 (permalink)
    That is a very nice find. The jar is quite scarce and it's crudity makes it even more desirable to advanced collectors. I would caution you about having the jar cleaned. A LIGHT POLISH would help the looks of the jar considerably. Any cutting runs the risk of opening up those bubbles.
    That would decrease the value of the jar.
    George
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    RE: Triumph No.6 aqua jar 2011/07/16 14:37:41 (permalink)
    Thanks once again all. Now I have to figure out the best way to sell anything I am not keeping.

    I am a riverdawg thats where me finds my treasure.
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    RE: Triumph No.6 aqua jar 2011/07/16 23:55:59 (permalink)
    Hey Dave,

    Were I you, or if I was not keeping it and hoping to maximize return, and not in too much of a hurry to do so, I'd contact Greg Spurgeon, @Greg's place.

    I've never dealt with him, but believe he has a good reputation, and seems to draw some serious, and plushly pocketed purchasers to his auctions. I know there are members that have used him. Perhaps someone will chime in.


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    RE: Triumph No.6 aqua jar 2011/07/17 02:52:47 (permalink)
    I would highly recommend Greg's services if you wish to sell your jar. His name carries alot of weight in the fruit jar world. Even common jars usually sell very well/above average when placed in his auction site. (Not that your jar is common, it is quite the opposite!)
    With Greg, I think it is more of a "comfort" issue with potential jar bidders/buyers. He is very well-known & respected amongst jar collectors.
    Personally, when I purchase a jar from Greg, I know it will be exactly as advertised/no surprises. Packs everything very well & ships fast.
    I've never had him sell a jar for me, but I'm quite sure if I did have a top shelf jar to sell, He would be my one & only choice to do so.
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    RE: Triumph No.6 aqua jar 2011/07/17 05:34:41 (permalink)
    Yes, Greg is premier when it comes to jar selling...unquestionable service....know hobby wide as good people.....ya cant go wrong with him...that is for sure.

    David

    Collector of fruit jar half gallons..
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