Rare Antique Maltby’s Cocoanut Measuring Glass c1900. Measurements in Quart, Liquid Pint, Dry Measure 1/4lb -1lb for Flour and Sugar.
Measures: 7-1/2”h x 4”d (Across the Top)
The Maltby's story goes like this:
"Around 1850 Maltby had established a brick factory in Northford where he made buttons, wooden spoons, and water dippers from the shells of coconuts imported from the West Indies. These dippers were particularly handy in an era when water was drawn from a well with a bucket. Though the coconut meat had initially been discarded, Maltby began making shredded or “dessicated” coconut from the meat and Northford became the home of shredded coconut in the US. At the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, Maltby’s shredded coconut won first prize." Connecticut History.org
This jar was made as an advertising supplement for his coconut. You will note that at the time it was still spelled 'cocoanut' and that is what is imprinted on the bottom of this jar. This is an all purpose measuring jar too, featuring measuring units in cups, dry measure for flour in pound/ounces, quart and pint and "gills", and liquid weights. This is an amazing measuring jar!