Climax Section Jar, No. 1 Pyramid


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. An inscription reads "PATENTED MAY 20 1873."

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 and 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.M-13111Catalog Number: M-13111288177.65Accession Number: 288177

Object Name: Jar, Displayshow jarOther Terms: Jar, Display; Containers

Physical Description: cylindrical, tapered (overall shape)glass, ?, transparent (overall material)Measurements: overall: 24 in x 9 1/4 in; 60.96 cm x 23.50008 cm


Record Id: nmah_735983

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