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Chicago fruit jar

Aerated

Active Member
May 4, 2004
30
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New Zealand
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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oz-riley

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Nov 24, 2002
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Melbourne, Australia.
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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Aerated

Active Member
May 4, 2004
30
6
New Zealand
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
 

woody

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Oct 29, 2002
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36
Gilmanton, New Hampshire
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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