Figure 1. Invoice for panels bought of A. G. Smalley & Co., successors to E. A. Buck & Co., manufacturers of druggists’ glass ware and shop furniture, demijohns, bottles and flasks, 18 Blackstone St., Boston, Feb. 21st, 1884. Factory in New Jersey.
Figure 2. Envelope from A. G. Smalley & Co. (successors to E. A. Buck & Co.), glass manufacturers, 18 Blackstone & 35 Johns Sts., Boston. Ca. 1877-1884.
Figure 3. Advertising broadside from A. G. Smalley & Co., glass manufacturers, 18 Blackstone & 35 and 39 John Street, Boston, Mass. The broadside includes a vignette of the factory and images of Mason’s patent and improved fruit jars. It lists prices for Mason jars and Banner jelly tumblers. Ca. 1883.
Figure 4. Envelope from A. G. Smalley, glass manufacturer, 128 Hanover St., bet. Washington & Union Sts., Boston. A triangular banner is in one corner, reading “Removal.” Smalley moved to Hanover Street in 1885 and remained there until 1888.
Figure 5. Letter from A. G. Smalley & Co., manufacturers & jobbers of vials & bottles and machine cut corks, 8 Blackstone St., Boston, 8/7/94. The letterhead includes a vignette of men blowing glass. Addressed to Chas. Yockel, Philadelphia, forwarding a letter from Bodine-Thomas Glass Mfg. Co., relating to a mould for a gill flask. A hand-written response appears at the bottom of the letter.
Figure 6. Letter from A. G. Smalley & Co., established 1866, manufacturers of bottle glassware, druggists’ sundries, machine-cut corks, 8 Blackstone St., Boston, Mass., May 2d, 1899. Owners of the following patents: “Smalley” square fruit jars, “Smalley” glass milk jars with tin handles, “Smalley” crated demijohns, “Smalley” boxed demijohns, “Oakman” crated demijohns, and all bottles with trade mark “FULL MEASURE” blown in the glass.
Figure 7. White flint glass contract for 1909 from the original A. G. Smalley & Co., Inc., glass manufacturers, No. 8 Blackstone Street, Boston, Mass. Spaces appear for ordering Royal fruit jars in white flint glass with galvanized trimmings, with the note that “These jars are not the machine-made but the HAND-MADE, same as we have sold for years and given satisfaction; made by Union Blowers.”
Figure 8. On the back of Figure 7 is an image of a Royal Fruit Jar, patented April 7, 1896. The order form is dated Feb. 17, 1909, with date of shipment, May 15/09 and bill, July 15/09.
Figure 9. A. G. Smalley and Company Lightning closure fruit jar. 1 qt. Amethyst (clear, sun-purpled). Embossed: “The Smalley Self Sealer Wide Mouth.” 7” high. Ca. 1908-1915.
Figure 10. Base of an A. G. Smalley and Company Self Sealer lightening closure pint fruit jar. Ca. 1908-1915.
Figure 11. Smalley, Kivlan and Onthank twin toggle closure fruit jar. Clear. Embossed: “Improved SKO Queen Trademark Wide Mouth Adjustable.” With metal band & toggle closure. Lid marked: “Kant Krack” “PATD Feb 23-09.” 5 ½” high. Ca. 1915-1918.
Figure 12. Base of the Queen fruit jar in Figure 11. Ca. 1915-1918.
Figure 13. Smalley, Kivlan and Onthank King fruit jar. Clear. Metal bail. Embossed “KING” on one side and “TIGHT” twice around the rim; “SMALLEY, KIVLAN & ONTHANK / BOSTON, MASS.” on the base. 5” high. Ca. 1916-1918.
Figure 14. Smalley, Kivlan and Onthank lightning closure fruit jar. 1 quart. Clear. Embossed “Double Safety” and, around the top rim (twice): “TIGHT.” Base embossed: “SMALLEY, KIVLAN & ONTHANK / 2 / BOSTON, MASS.” Made by the Kearns, Gorsuch Bottle Company. 4 ¾” high. Ca. 1916-1918.