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J C Bakers Patent, Aug,14 1860

TROG

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Sep 27, 2004
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South Australia
Thought I had picked up an early Fruit Jar. This item is around 2 pint size and looks exactly like a fruit jar sitting in a metal base but there is no base to the glass item and do not know what it may have been used for. The centre section on the base fits in a slot to lock it in. Would appreciate any comment about what it was for, Thanks DavidSANY2164.jpgSANY2166.jpgSANY2165.jpgSANY2169.jpg
 
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Old Wiltshire

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Jan 10, 2017
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Wiltshire UK
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Hi again David.

The patent specification for your jar (shown below) does relate to the closure for a fruit jar, however, it would appear
yours has been adapted/re-purposed for another use and as I said earlier with that ventilated metal base
it would appear to have been utilised as a lantern of some sort.


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Incidentally there were 105 patents granted by the US Patent Office on the 14th August 1860,
most of which were related to either industrial or agricultural use.


:)
 

TROG

Well-Known Member
Sep 27, 2004
800
18
South Australia
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Hi again David.

The patent specification for your jar (shown below) does relate to the closure for a fruit jar, however, it would appear
yours has been adapted/re-purposed for another use and as I said earlier with that ventilated metal base
it would appear to have been utilised as a lantern of some sort.


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-

Incidentally there were 105 patents granted by the US Patent Office on the 14th August 1860,
most of which were related to either industrial or agricultural use.


:)
Thank you for the info and now wonder if any of the Fruit Jar collectors have a full jar with original lid.
 

coreya

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Apr 30, 2007
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Summerfield, Fl
any way to take off the base so we can see the finish on the base glass? I cant find any jar with that embossing, perhaps made specifically like that, sort of like other glass candle chimneys. :confused:
 

RIBottleguy

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Mar 5, 2008
2,266
38
Providence, RI
It looks like someone got a fruit jar and converted it into a lamp. Unfortunately they cut off the base of the bottle in the process. Still, it was likely done in the 1800s and is a fascinating piece!
 

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