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    Glenn & Co jar

    I'm a long time bottle collector and was asked by a friend to value this little jar. I've never seen one before so was hoping for input from this forum. Is it rare? What did it hold? I know Glenn & Co Perfumers succeeded L.W. Glenn around 1858 in Philadelphia, so was thinking this one may be Civil War period because of the shields. 4" tall,ground lip, glass is embossed vertically Glenn & Co with a shield embossed on front. Click image for larger version. 

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    Senior Member Bottle Master sandchip's Avatar
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    That's pretty wild. A cosmetic in what I would've sworn was a mustard jar at first glance.

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    I'll post this in Jars so maybe the jar people have seen it before.

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    Senior Member Bottle Master sandchip's Avatar
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    By the way, it's very nice. Sorry that I can't offer more info about it.

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    That's OK, I appreciate you looking at it! Someone may come along with info and value.

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    (Edward Glenn A> L. W. Glenn), perfumery & soap, 726 Chestnut Glenn Conrad, shoemaker,....tough one....as far as price...wow...that lid is FANTASTIC because of the age alone...price is tough...wow...I have asked a couple of people and they are blank...really obscure name......

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    This company also had several Pot Lids

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    I know nothing about it, but it's a cool jar!

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    That lid is way cool!

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    You may find something useful about the container in this 1867 book: Philadelphia and Its Manufactures: A Hand-book of the Great Manufactories, page 557. The link is below:
    https://books.google.com/books?id=bxwVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA557&lpg=PA557&dq=Glenn+ and+Company,+perfumers,+Philadelphia&source=bl&ots =--griBXapP&sig=2Z2DX1oR1wTAPiHRAcuwhkxYdLA&hl=en&sa= X&ved=2ahUKEwjhtqekq8fdAhUHCKwKHcyuAvYQ6AEwCHoECAg QAQ#v=onepage&q=Glenn%20and%20Company%2C%20perfume rs%2C%20Philadelphia&f=
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    . I put Glenn & Company, perfumers, Philadelphia in my browser and found several references. To get more specific information would likely require more "digging." Good luck!



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