Unseen every day, here is a rarity of yesteryear, a refrigerator bottle in pinch style made by McKee glass company of Jeannette Pennsylvania in the mid 30’s. McKee glass had been making glass since the 1850’s in Jeannette (yes, that’s the other glass company there too) when arguably it invented an opaque glass by mixing obsolete depression green glass with obsolete milk glass that was left over. It can also be detected in left over pots that were buried a long time ago. A former employee told me so that this was the method. I have found evidence over the years of milk glass and green depression showing in streaks on jadite that was not quite all mixed together. It measures 5″ wide, 5″ tall by 7 long. Anyway, here is an unmarked piece of jadite that is attributed to McKee glass company because of the mouth style that is finished off yet not polished. It is molded in two pieces with the mold seam clearly defined and visible. The bottom is completely flat but not ground glass. Not unheard of in the waning of the depression era. The item “Jadite McKee Pinch water bottle, cork to fit RARE” is in sale since Tuesday, May 12, 2020. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Glass\Glassware\Depression\McKee”. The seller is “cambridged” and is located in Modesto, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Style: Mid-Century Modern
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- California Prop 65 Warning: Glows in the dark under black light. Thorium salts original.
- Object Type: Decanter/bottle/carafe/jug
- Color: jadite (jadeite)
- Glassmaking Technique: Blow molded
- Type of Glass: Depression Glass