Glass Bros & Co. London , Ontario

The following information is taken from the book EARLY ONTARIO POTTERS  by David L. Newlands

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                                                This is a copy of the patent for the self- sealing preserve jar.

                       Below will be pictures of Glass Bros sealers and ads from the 1892 Canadian Grocer

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                       July 24, 1891 - Ad in the Canadian journal of commerce, finance and insurance review

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                 These following ads are from the Canadian Grocer from January to June 1892

Note it mentions 4 sizes for each type  - also lid on "Dominion " fruit jar  shows "Glass Bros & Co. "

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glass bros & co fruit jar
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Should say Pottersburg not Pattersburg

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glass bros & co fruit jar

                                     July 1892 - Ad in the Canadian Grocer and General Storekeeper

NOTE - The company is Glass Bros & Co - they referred to the factory as London Stoneware Pottery Works

In Directory listings for certain years 1888-1891 it is still called London Crockery Manufacturing Co which is the company name for the years 1886-1887.

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                                      The first ad says both types of sealers are made in four sizes.

In the pints as you can see from the picture the second jar from the right seems a little bit smaller? 

Would this be the fourth size they are referring to? I have my doubts.

  Then in the pic below it shows the three sizes in the self- sealing jar - does any one have another size?

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On all the pints shown - on base is the same incised words -"Glass Bros & co London On Pat'd July 1891

See pic below

HOWEVER, this is the only size incised like this ( compared to Quart and larger size )

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Picture of Quarts- all incised on base - Glass Bros Co London Ont ( Ont which is very faint )

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glass bros & co london

                                         Pictures of larger size and base incised  like the quarts -

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glass bros & co london

                                                                            "DOMINION" FRUIT JAR 

Ad also mentions 4 sizes- shown are the only two I have - a quart and a pint. They have nothing incised on base.

They were to have come with a marked lid  -Glass Bros & Co London.

Most now have a glass lid as few pottery lids seemed to have survived. ( in other words they probably broke)

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     The following picture is of the Glass Bros & Co quart jar and lid and the ad picture.

photos from Maple Leaf Auctions - Scott Wallace

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glass bros & co london

                                              The next picture is of a pint jar with a lid - missing the "Bros". - AN ERROR 

photos by J. B. Dion

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glass bros & co london
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Please if you are aware of a fourth size in these two styles of jar ( or other style marked Glass Bros )let us know.

I am also requesting a proper pic of the " Dominion " jars with all sizes known and if anyone has any of the self- sealing and " Dominion jars with unusual glazes or paper labels , I would love to add them to the site!

                                                                                         Thank you

UNDER THE POTTERY SECTION - GLASS BROS & CO.  LONDON ,ONT

I will be posting pictures of  other items produced by Glass Bros.