This old glass candy container train has spoked driver wheels and plain guide wheels. The base has two separate compartments: The front one is the larger one and this is where the candy was put. There are ribbing or ridges located over the cab roof and over the fire box; this ribbing is going in the direction of the length of the train as opposed to going up and down. The front of this fire engine, I guess this is the smoke box, there is five concentricle circles that expand as it goes forward. The Cowcather is pointed and ribbed in the same direction as the ribbing on the cab roof and and fire box. There is no keystone in front of the cab roof.
Material: Vintage Pressed Glass, Candy, and Paper Cardboard Insert – there are actually two inserts. One on top of the other.
Colors: Clear Glass, Brown Candy, and Tan Insert w Black Print. There is also a black number “5” handwritten on the insert.
Approximate Creation Date: 1945 to 46
Glass Created by: Victory Glass Co or T H Stough.
--It was definitely packed by Stough, but there is a question about who actually created this glass candy container. Note that E&A say that this glass candy container was probably made by Stough, but DPP say that the container was probably made by Victory and then packed by Stough. And then we have Long: she says it could be either. And Mathews is silent on the creator. So who knows. Other than talking to someone that actually was working at the factory in 45 to 46, we are kind of stuck in the middle, now aren’t we? I mean all of the authors are considerably more knowledgeable than I am on the subject. So I am leaving it as a toss up. Sometimes, I get stuck on the minutia and forget to simply enjoy the collecting (and passing along this little piece of history to the next collector.)
Where created: Jeannette PA USA
Approximate Dimensions in Inches: 4 ¾ long x 1 5/16 to 1 3/16 wide on the base (Yes, in the center it measures 1 ¼. At one end it measures 1 5/16 wide, and at the other end it measures 1 3/16 wide at the base.) x 2 1/8 high at the roof
Marked on Both Sides under Double Windows of Cab: “1028”
Mark on Heavy Cardboard Insert: “CONTENT [dot] SPANISH PEANUTS [dot] DESTROSE / DEXTRINE [dot] FLOUR [dot] GUM ARABIC [dot] / ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR [dot] U.S. CERTIFIED COLOR ADDED. / WEIGHT ¾ OZ. PACKED BY / T. H. STOUGH CO. / PATENTED. [space] JEANNETTE, PA. Now, there is another cardboard insert under this one. I have no idea what it says, but I assume it says the same and was simply mistakenly both inserted into this candy container.
Condition: Excellent Condition. The glass is as it was formed: there are no fractures, cracks, ships, flea bites, or hairlines fractures. The cardboard is present and readable. The candy is gross and should not be consumed. Duh! Please look at all the pictures and use the zoom.
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Re1: Eikelberner George and Agadjaian Serge; The Compleat (Spelled correctly) American Glass Candy Container Handbook; 1986.
Re2: Dezso Douglas, Poirier J Leon, and Poirier Rose; Collector’s Guide to Candy Containers; 1998/2001
Re3: Long Jennie; An Album of Candy Containers; 1978
Re4: Mathews Robert; A Collection of Old Glass Candy Containers; 1983
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