Cincinnati Canners: A Nineteenth Century Cincinnati Industry and Some of Its Competitors
Creators:Murphy, James L., 1941-
Peoria Pottery (Illinois)
Bonaparte Pottery (Iowa)
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Citation:James L. Murphy, "Cincinnati Canners: A Nineteenth Century Cincinnati Industry and Some of Its Competitors." Contributions to Ohio Ceramic History, No. 5. Grovetucky Press, Grove City, Ohio
Series/Report no.:Contributions to Ohio Ceramic History. No. 5
Earthenware (yellow ware and brown ware) canning jars, an important element of the 19th C. ceramic industry in Cincinnati, Ohio, are described, based upon contemporary documents and limited archaeological study. Similar industries in the Akron, Zanesville, and East Liverpool areas, as well as Peoria, Illinois, and Bonaparte, Iowa, are also documented. As knowledge of the history and development of this widely distributed precursor of the glass canning jar is refined, archaeological examples may prove to be more narrowly datable.