This vintage glass candy container is in the shape of a fire engine. It features horizontal grill lines on the front and 4 chemical bottles on each side. The hose end does not touch the back of the fire engine. The back bumper has two dots on each side, while the front bumper has one dot on each side. On each side of the rear section are 9 lines. There is a driver, but no steering wheel – well, isn’t that interesting! There is a bell on the front. Underneath, there are two dividers creating a large middle section where the candy would be placed. There is a ledge on the underside; this is where the waxed cardboard closure would be.
I believe this is a replica of a fire engine made by Victory Glass 1946 – 7. It is a very well done replica, but I do think it is a replica. These glass candy containers can be so very tricky to decipher sometimes.
Material: Vintage Clear Glass
Colors: Spray Painted “Fire Engine” Red. Sometimes this paint is very lightly sprayed on.
Approximate Guesstimate Creation Dates: 1970s. Most of the vintage glass candy containers were reproduced from 1973 to 1982. I figure that 1970s is a safe guess. They are still considered vintage, just not as "vintage" as the originals. The originals were produced 30 years previously.
Approximate Dimensions in Inches: 1 3/8 base width x 5 long x 1 7/8 high
Markings on the Glass: The number “3” is located on the base.
Condition: Good Vintage Condition
- The inside cardboard is missing - if there ever was one.
- The glass has a very tiny chip on the corner of the front bumper. It also has a little glass missing from the front grill; this is not a chip, it was how it was formed. In addition, there is slight paint loss on the smoke stack, the four fenders, and the front bumper. All of these mishaps are mentioned and specifically pointed out in the pictures.
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