THE AMERICAN NAGCo PORCELAIN LINED JARS
NAG Co. stands for the North American Glass Co. of Montreal it was a name change from the
EGCo. which stands for the Excelsior Glass Co.
These jars have a domed base like the single lined logo DARLING that became the EGCo that recieved the #1 base.
This is for the most part an easy to identify set . Only the pints present a problem if the base # is covered by the bloop of glass as it came into the mould.
No marked lid has been found for the midget pints.
The original lids for these have been attributed by some to an American manufacture.
I fully believe they were made in Canada with the milk glass liner made by NAGCo and likely the metal cap by T. Davidson & Co of Montreal . The EGCo had the jackets made by Davidson, for their tin jacketed kerosene 1 IMP Gallon & 1 Gallon glass jars . I have 3 of these with full jackets.
While I don't yet have a complete lid for this jar, I do have a glass liner that is aqua glass ( not milkglass ) that matches the NAGCo jars aqua.
While this pic of the liner looks clear it is the soft aqua of the NAG Co.
Mould with base # 1.
From top of A to the top of the far leg of the N is 4 & 1/8th inches .
As a extra identifier the leg in the R of AMERICAN slants out so as it is even with the right side of the lobe in the R .
Most base # 's can be seen if you know that when holding the jar with the embossing up while looking at the base, the 1 is right side up.
Mould with base # 2.
From top of A to the top of the far leg of the N is 4 inches . As a extra identifier the leg in the R of AMERICAN slants straight down so as it is not even with the right side of the lobe in the R .
Again the # 2 is right side up when looking at the base with the embossing up .
There are 5 moulds , each is with a triple engraved base #.( eg 444 ) yet there are a some base # 3 jars with a single number 3 . The triple base number was later added to match the rest.
Some people have the 555 mould as rare but I only find this true in the half gallon .
Again 5 moulds, all are with the triple base number . The 555 would seem to be scarce.
In the pic below the word THE above AMERICAN is hard to see but is always there just it is weaker than the rest of the embossing.