Vaseline Jar

Title

Vaseline Jar

Subject

Hygiene & Toiletries
External Medicine
Medicine

Description

The embossed lettering:
TRADE (slight upward slant; just above “V”) VASELINE (slight arch) MARK (slight downward slant; just above” E”) / CHESEBROUGH (horizontal) / NEW - YORK (slight inverted arch)
Bottom: "25"

Vaseline has been trademarked since 1878, but this specific type of jar was manufactured between c. 1918-1938 according to Bill Lockhart's 2015 paper for the Society of Historical Archeology.
The jar originally had a paper label on one side, embossed lettering on the other, and a printed lid. (9th image from Ebay)

Source

https://sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/Vaseline2015.pdf
https://www.ebay.com/itm/265832048745

Publisher

Phoenix Project

Date

c. 1918-1938

Contributor

HIP-SI 2023

Format

contains 1.75oz
Height: 61mm/2.4in
Diameter: 48mm/1.9in
Weight: 66.5g

Type

Glass
Jar

Identifier

p739, ACC 189

Coverage

CCU 115

Collection

Citation

“Vaseline Jar,” The Phoenix Project , accessed June 17, 2024, https://martaphoenixproject.gsuanthropology.com/items/show/68.

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