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    Chicago fruit jar

    Hi all,
    Ive had this fruit jar for a long time and have had no luck in finding any information on it.As you can see it has embossed "Chicago fruit jar" with a CFP intertwined trademark.
    Also on the upper part are the words "BE SURE TO FILL TO TOP RING WITH SYRUP".
    There isnt any makers marks that I can find on it. Any information about this jar would be greatly appreciated.Oh, the jar is 19cm high & has a ground top.

    Thanks
    Aerated

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    RE: Chicago fruit jar

    Hi Aerated,
    This is an Australian fruit jar, it would have had an immerser lid similar to the one I have pictured.
    They are a fairly sought after jar both here in Australia and in the USA.
    I believe it was made Melbourne Glass Bottle Works and they date late 1890's to around 1915.

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    RE: Chicago fruit jar

    Here is another picture of the lid showing the immerser

    Thanks
    Chris

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    RE: Chicago fruit jar

    Thanks Chris,
    I thought this might have been an Australian made piece, as I have a Federal fruit jar with American Eagle that was made by Melbourne glass works circa 1910(?).
    And on the subject of Melbourne glassworks, A local Aerated water/Cordial manufacturer
    sourced all his bottles from this firm.Also a LOT of New Zealand bottles have the "M" stamped on the base signifing the Melbourne manufacture.

    Cheers,
    Aerated

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    RE: Chicago fruit jar

    Aerated,
    I have full history of Melbourne Glass Bottle Co which became Australian Glass Manufacturing Co (AGM), which opened a plant in New Zealand in 1922, these bottles are usually marked 'N.Z. A.G.M' on the base.
    Melbourne Glass Bottle Works

    Thanks
    Chris

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    RE: Chicago fruit jar

    Your "Chicago Jar" is listed in the Red Book of Fruit Jars #9 with a value of $250-300.

    Red Book # 592 on page 86.

    Chicago Trade CFPJ (monogram) Mark Fruit Jar
    Ground lip old style Lightning bail, glass immerser lid
    Immerser lid: Pat. Reg. 1893; Australian
    Neck: Be Sure To Fill To Top Ring With Syrup



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