According to Mrs Hart of Kemple Glass and as noted in Robert Mathews book, these were never sold as glass candy containers, but may have been used by store owners to display candy – as a promotional gimmick. So, I guess, they were used as candy dishes, and not as candy containers in the sense that collectors normally think of “glass candy containers”. As I understand it, the Kemple Glass Works made several different sizes and variations of a pony hauling a cart. Some were the size of toothpick holders (less than five inches) and then some were much larger, as is the case here.
Material: Vintage Glass w Encased Bubbles here and there
Colors: Glass is clear
Maker Guess: John E Kemple Glass Works of E Palastine, OH
Date Made: 1930 or before. According to John Smith (in Mathews book), there were no clear glass “pony pulling carts” made 1940 or after. John Smith (Yes, that his is real name.) was told this by John Kemple, himself.
Approximate dimensions in inches: 8 7/8 long x 3 ¼ deep x 4 1/2 tall
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Re: Antiquers’ of Glass Candy Containers; Mathews, Robert T; 1970; Pg OD2, Item D1
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