1938 St. Joseph’s Moroline Petroleum Jelly Glass Ointment Jar

1938 St. Joseph’s Moroline Petroleum Jelly Glass Ointment Jar


This ointment jar was manufactured specifically to hold petroleum jelly. This is one of the earlier models, noted for its colorlessness and its unusual shape, which is octagonal, made up of eight vertical panels upon which “moroline” is embossed. The wide mouth of the jar was designed for easy accessibility to the product, and the unique threading application meant that the cap that once accompanied the jar popped on and off with pressure. The base has codes that indicate the glass manufacturer, the plant of production, the year of manufacture, and the catalog reference number. The particular shape of this jar in conjunction with its closure finish is a rare combination to find.

  • Maker: Owens-Illinois Glass Company

  • Material: Pressed & molded glass, pattern # 7-

  • Epoch: 1938

  • Dimensions: 2.5” x 1.75”

  • Procurement: Dallas, Texas

  • Origin: Alton, Illinois

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