Item Number: SS-04
Production Dates: 1915 – late 1920’s
These shakers were introduced in 1915. After thorough research through Fostoria records, it was determined that they were produced for at least thirteen years. While book authors have not published production dates for this item, I am pleased to state that they were produced from 1915 until the late 1920s. They were no longer being offered in the early to mid-1930s.
The glass tops are approximately 1½” in diameter. The lids are more flush with the sides of the shaker as opposed to the metal H.N.T. shakers. Each top has 16 holes. One lid has smaller holes, while the other has larger holes. I could find no documentation in Fostoria records that designated which top was for salt, and which one was for pepper. There seems to be much debate in modern times when it comes to the “Salt and Pepper Rule”. I will leave that final determination up to you.
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