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Monogram is BBGMCo. Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company. Hand blown in Buffalo NY, circa 1885. Uncommon jar, the lid it carries plays a huge role in determining value. With that being said, ...
Definitely not a repro. Listed in Redbook no. 11 as entry numbers 1998 to 1998-2, quart size. Depending on a few other embossing placements, value is 60-120. Nice find.
This is an awesome find, I have always loved the Stone jars. Looks like it cleaned up well, is there a chip on the lip? Congrats, your hard work paid off big time!
The mold that made this jar was originally owned by the Port glass company, and was altered/recut to emboss Ball vs Port when Ball bought the factory, probably around 1915. They made these in pint, q...
Stick the jar in a sunny window and the amethyst color will continue to deepen over time. Keep it out of direct sunlight if you like the color as is. Hope this helps.
Do an ebay search for a DREY Perfect Mason jar. If you can find one, it will show what the embossing for the company looked like before Ball bought them. Ball wouldn't throw anything away till they ...
Ball would purchase glass factories, buying the competition. They would recut molds, adding their name. That is the reason for the uneven embossing strength. Company that made THE Mason jar was bas...
That is a pickle pusher (to keep the contents submerged in liquid) lid from the Gilchrist Jar Co. The jar would have an interlocking monogram of GJCo embossed on the side. They came in pint, qt, and...
Ball corp would walk into a glass factory, open their checkbook and say, "how much to purchase your company?" They would buy their competition. They would alter the glass molds to transition from th...
I've seen versions of this clock on office buildings. It would have said TIME TO INSURE. I don't think its a roto dial, they came around after WWII, this looks earlier, much earlier.
Beautiful sign that I wouldn't do a thing to improve except for putting the neon back onto it. I bet with new glass it would look awesomer!
Too bad I can only punch the love button once, this puppy needs more respect! I bet only a handful were made, I have never seen another. Absolutely awesome sign and beautiful resto to boot. Nice job!
You're right, these don't turn up often, and when they do, the porcelain is usually less than perfect. This one looks pristine! Nice find.
99.9% of the folks that will give you compliments on the finished resto will not even be aware that glass housings were used vs the period correct ceramic versions. The neon will steal the show. Lov...
Talk about barn fresh, but I love it. Father time spent 70+ years getting this clock to this condition...I wouldn't do a thing to it beyond neon, transformer, and clock mech. Even if you reproduced ...
I have only seen a couple Travel Time's, and all of them looked as if they had been drug behind a truck. They must not have been built well to battle against the elements. Yours is the best I have s...
This sawtooth version has been on my list to find for years, ever since I passed one at an auction that was drawing crazy dollars. Rightly so for the money they bring tho, the clock designer nailed t...
My guess is that it measures 36" across, maybe larger? Looks like someone has taken good care of it, I cant see a thing wrong with it. Awesome clock!
Wow, those are some keepers right there. The Swihart's are some tough clocks to find with all of the parts. And the Wolf has been on my list to pick up for years, it looks awesome!
Hello, Just had a couple questions regarding the Coke crossing guard sign...Is the underside of your base dated? Also, the difference between a repro and an original are the screws that hold togethe...
Hard to tell without seeing more photos, but this looks like a Lackner neon. There should be an oval slot cut into the area below the number 6, where the neon tube goes in/out. Is that the case? If...
As for value, on-line it would probably fetch around $75 or so. What watt bulb is lighting the clock up? Looks to be a little strong. Walmart sells 7 and a 1/2 watt bulbs that fit into a standard l...
I would guess if you sold it online, it would bring approx $75. Hope this helps.
Nice find. This clock is a Glo-Dial brand. As for age, I'm thinking it is around 1950. There is a neon ring that would illuminate the Schilling ad. Does she run and light up? Before plugging it i...
Don't know the manufacturer, but I'm thinking it is Canadian. I've seen this font, and 'the light refreshment' in French before on a different style Pepsi clock. Nice clock.
Pepsiguy49 is right, it is an easy fix. I've helped a couple guys fix up an ad clock, and the comment is the same each time..."hmmm, there really isn't anything to this". http://www.waynesneonclocks...
Does it light up, keep time and spin? Folks that have never seen a spinner in action before are mesmerized by it. You were in the right place at the right time and were meant to be the caretaker of ...
Wow...nice pick-up! Is the Chrysler logo painted on the face or a decal? Any way to post a pick, or send me one, with the neon off? I'd be interested to see how you fixed it up. Looks to be about ...
Interesting clock. It would have had ad writing in the white space surrounding the clock dial illuminated by the neon ring. Have you tried to light up the neon? Looks pretty sweet as is.
VERY cool...looks like it in great shape. And coming up on it's 100th birthday!
VERY cool clock. You see the neon quaker state models on ebay maybe once a year, as the incandescent version is much more common. This clock wasn't in any books I have, but was probably made by Neon...
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