RE: pickle jar. value and is it rare?
The J. WELLER CO. , CINCINNATI O. Pg. 422 " KETCHUP, PICKLES SAUCES" by Betty Zumwalt Published 1980 Mark West Publishers (out of print)
"Jacob Weller, head of the J. Weller Co., came to Cincinnati from Wellington, North Carolina in the spring of 1875 & established a partnership with a Mr. north handling peanuts. In 1880 Mr. North withdrew from the firm. Pickles had been added as a commodity prior to his departure. Milldale, Ky was the site of the vinegar and pickle factory, which later became a cooper-shop and tannery. Newton, Ohio was the site of another plant as the company expanded. It was noted in the news article by George M. Roe, Cincinnati, The Queen City of the West, (1895), page 191 ... "In the course of the season the three factories salt from 125,000 to 150,000 bushels of pickles, requiring the use of from 40,000 to 50,000 barrels, to say nothing of the enormous quantity of glass packages of all shapes and sizes that are employed. " Trademarks were issued in June of 1908 for "Weller's" tomato catsup and for a chili sauce, etc. in 1910. Mr. John Mullane, Librarian of the Cincinnati Public Library so generously furnished this information through the business directories indicated a closing date of 1914. Possibly absorbed by a larger corporation, as happened to so many.
Company listed as:
J.Weller & Co. until 1886
The J.Weller & Co. from then till 1914.
This would seemingly help date the containers."
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Jim Sinsley. I will trade for or buy 1/4 or 1/2 oz. embossed pharmacy bottles from anywhere. Approx. 2 1/2 " tall.