A vintage nine piece canister set made by Owens Illinois Glass of Toledo, Ohio. The forest green diagonal ribbed glass was made in the Depression years, probably late 1920’s to early 1930’s. We found this set tucked away inside an old Hoosier kitchen cabinet. The large canisters held sugar, flour and coffee. The medium canisters were for tea and rice. The five small canisters have shaker lids and were used for salt, pepper, sugar, flour and spice. The original screw-on lids are aluminum and have some small imperfections after many years of kitchen duty. The glass is still in very good condition – no chips or cracks. The original foil labels were all missing, so we added replacement labels.
The height including the lids for the large canisters are 7 ¼ inches, the medium ones are 5 ¼ inches and the small ones are 4 ¼ inches.