Climax Section Jars


In 1873, Daniel Campbell Ripley (1850-1912), a glass maker in Pittsburgh, obtained a patent for a set of glass jars that stack one above another. In time, this form became known as Climax Section Jars. This set of three jars is of that sort.

Ref: Daniel C. Ripley, “Improvement in Jelly-Glasses,” U.S. Patent 139,081 (May 20, 1873).

“Daniel Campbell Ripley,” Pottery, Glass & Brass Salesman 5 (June 27, 1912).

Date Made: ca 1900

Maker: Whitall Tatum Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Jersey, Millville

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.288177.66Catalog Number: M-13111Accession Number: 288177Catalog Number: 288177.066

Object Name: candy jar

Physical Description: glass (overall material)Measurements: small jar: 4 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in; 11.43 cm x 11.43 cmmedium jar: 5 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 13.97 cmlarge jar: 6 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in; 16.51 cm x 16.51 cmlid: 1 1/2 in x 5 3/4 in; 3.81 cm x 14.605 cmoverall: 24 in x 9 1/4 in; 60.96 cm x 23.50008 cm


Record Id: nmah_1399740

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