Glass Kitchen Shakers 1930-190s Identification & Value Guide.

Author:Martin, Molly
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Glass Kitchen Shakers 1930-1950s Identification & Value Guide

Gene and Cathy Florence

Collector Books

9781574323894, $19.95, Paperback: 160 pages

Florences' GLASS KITCHEN SHAKERS 1930-1950s Identification & Value Guide is a useful, handy edition usable by novice and long time collectors alike.

While some collectors of Depression Era Kitchen Glassware gather only Shakers, others of us have a few shakers and collect other items as well.

Cover is beautiful, filled with a diversity of shaker examples. Table of Contents includes Acknowledgments, discussion of Salt and Pepper (Shakers) and Preface before naming Company specific pages detailing types of shakers produced and shown in this particular edition.

Included in the Preface the Florences, Gene and Cathy, indicated 'This book is useful for those who know little about shakers as well as those who know more than we do. It is organized by company, shapes, and patterns; it is as structured as we could make it, and hopefully informal enough to be enjoyable. There is no one way to collect shakers. Gather those you like!

Anchor Hocking /Hocking Glass Corporation pages show photo examples of fired on colors on a basic shape model, and down on the right is an example of the Salt & Pepper shakers used on our table during my childhood! The tulip graced lids and clear glass containers, Philco, bring back happy memories.

Some shakers have lettering indicating usage, Salt, Pepper, Flour, Spice, Sugar, etc. Shakers are found in a broad variety of container colors blue, black, yellow, clear.

Some sets were used on the stove top, Salt and Peppers are larger than those intended for table usage, and often have a covered Drippings container.

I always enjoy seeing images of actual catalog pages, the first in this Anchor Hocking section shows bowls, covered refrigerator bowls and an 8 piece pantry set with large canisters and smaller essential shakers.

Page 22 brought a smile to my lips as I viewed a catalog page from 1951, Fire King, an Anchor Hocking brand, large 41/4" Salt and Pepper, and 16 oz canister, ivory with tulip lids, a prize given by our local grocery store and won by my mother was used by our family for years. She stored sugar in the large canister.

Dutch motifs appear on many of the shakers found at Depression glass shows, estate sales and jumble shops, I have several of the smaller sized ones. Bartlett Collins was one company offering the Dutch motif.

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