The lid on this interesting glass shaker jar has a little peg-shape knob attached to an inside panel - you can open or close the holes by pushing the knob to one side or the other. This is the best kind of antique - you can USE and ENJOY it without harming it, as long as you are careful handling it.
This jar is all original. It was made for a Hoosier Cabinet, designed to fit into one of the racks built inside a door. The wide glass round, across the middle, held the jar in place in the rack. It seems a bit large for spice but could be used for them, or (more likely) for sugar or cinnamon sugar. It is very attractive with half-circle fluted sides. There is a flat (non-fluted) space on the top half where a label may be placed (SEE our last picture). The lid is aluminum (a magnet does not stick) so it cannot rust.
SIZE: Approximately 4.25 inches tall and 2 inches in diameter.
CONDITION is superb. There are NO cracks, chips, flakes or repairs. The glass is brilliantly clear, with NO cloudiness or scuffing. The top threaded rim is perfect with no cracks. We did notice that if you run your finger around the INSIDE of the top rim, it feels rough.
The lid has several small edge dents but the sliding hole cover works perfectly. The inside cover piece is tightly attached by the center rivet. The rim edge threads are perfect. Being aluminum, the top surface has oxidized slightly - we did NOT try to clean or polish it.
Vintage Hoosier Kitchen Cabinet Glass Shaker Jar with Original Lid