E. Swasey & Company molasses jug, Portland, ca. 1895

Contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum


E. Swasey & Company was owned by Eben and Fred D. Swasey and George Young (l89l-l897). They made wholesale crockery & glassware at 273 Commercial St., Portland. The company also imported pottery.

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, commodities such as molasses and vinegar were not sold by the bottle, rather, a customer would bring a jug to the store and the shop clerk would fill it from a barrel.

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  • Title: E. Swasey & Company molasses jug, Portland, ca. 1895
  • Creator: E. Swasey and Company
  • Creation Date: circa 1895
  • Subject Date: circa 1895
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Clay
  • Dimensions: 29 cm x 17 cm x 17 cm
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730

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