Sneath Salt Box - Jar for Hoosier Cabinet Ca. 1905 - 1925
Hoosier cabinet glassware was primarily manufactured by the Sneath Glass Company of Hartford City, Indiana. There were five major styles of containers made by Sneath for Hoosier cabinets: Colonial, Mission, Zipper (originally called Quaker), Triple Skip and Napanee. The Sneath Glass Company was eventually sold to the Indiana Glass Company in the early 1950's due to competition from the plastics industry.The internet provides lots of Hoosier cabinet history. Just Google.
From my research, I believe this Salt jar was made for a Napanee Dutch Kitchenet hoosier cabinet. Napanee cabinets were a product of the Coppes, Zook & Mutschler Co., Nappanee, Indiana. The name Coppes, Zook & Mutschler Co. was changed to Coppes Bros. & Zook Co. (February 25, 1914) when the company split.
This offering is for a rectangular salt box from the Arts and Crafts Movement era (1880-1910) in the Mission style. Mission style glassware made for Hoosier Cabinets that were so popular in the early days of the 20th Century, were made into the Roaring Twenties and the Depression Era also.
Condition: No chips, stains, scratches, cracks, or major flaws. There is a tiny bit of roughness up under the outside of the top rim where there is a mold line and a bit of ash or foreign material in one end near the top. It is pictured in several of my photos as a dark speck. Very common for utilitarian kitchen items back in the day.
The embossed SALT is on one side only. The size is 6-5/8" Long X 3" Tall X 3-3/4" Wide. Salt containers like this never included a lid or cover. Some collectors make their own lids, usually out of wood.
Pictured on page 241 in "Kitchen Glassware of the Depression Years, Sixth Edition" by Gene Florence, Copyright © 2001.
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Sneath Salt Box - Jar for Hoosier Cabinet Mission Style