Fostoria American Oil & Stopper - 5 oz.

Oil & D Stopper – 5 oz.

Condiments

Item Number:  #528
Approximate Size:  6½” H – 5 oz.
Production Dates:  1915-1981

Fostoria Glass made two Oil & Stoppers in the American pattern.  The piece featured in this post is the smaller of the two.  Originally, when this item debuted in 1915, it was listed as having a 6 oz. holding capacity.  A few years later the catalogs and price lists reflected a 5 oz. holding capacity, and so it remained throughout its many years of production.  The height measurement is referring to the total height of the piece, with the D Stopper in place.

Fostoria American Oil & Ground StopperFostoria sometimes used abbreviations in their product descriptions; thus, the “D” Stopper simply refers to a “Drop Stopper”.  These type of stoppers allow for a repeated, consistent, and accurate dispensing of oil – one drop at a time, or in a stream.  The stoppers were available with clear glass, or with a “frosted” look.  The frosted stoppers are officially described as “Ground Stoppers”.  A buyer had a choice between the two, and the ground variety was more expensive.

It is these 5 oz. Oils (w/ Drop Stoppers) that were used with the American 6-Piece Condiment Sets.  The set included two Oils, two Shakers (FGT), one Mustard/Cover & Spoon, and one 9″ Condiment Tray.  The 6-Piece Condiment Set was never sold with the larger oil cruets.

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