Vintage pickle jars make good beverage dispensers. Whenever we have a get together and serve canned drinks or individual bottled water, there is a lot wasted. So this time, I decided to use Hunter’s vintage pickle jar for a water dispenser at our recent barbeque. He found it in the old family barn and based on the age of the jar, it was was probably his great great grandfather’s. I used a ladle as the dipper and one of my PB inspired dispenser tags.
My mom said that the jar reminded her of the root beer barrel candy that was sold individually when she was a little girl. I goggled it but found nothing to indicate that they were used for that but you never know. I did find a great site that gave many details about glass markings. You can visit it here. This jar is marked Duraglas with a bail wire and wooden handle. Based on the other markings of the jar and this site, this jar was made by the Owens Illinois Glass Company. It was made using mold cavity #9 and made in plant #7, which is in Alton, Illinois, in 1955. This makes the jar 57 years old!
Awhile back, I tried a new pickle jar but the opening was not big enough for the ladle but I happy to say this one was!
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