Item - Vintage Glass Sweet shop jar with Bakelite Screw-On lid, Circa 1930s; this glass jar is the type that would have been on the shelves of sweet shops, newsagents, etc..., with the sweets being sold in quarters in paper bag. The stunning bakelite screw-on lid is moulded with the details - PURE SWEETS HALLS WHITEFIELD, unfortunately the original paper label has long gone, but we have shown an example of an original 'Halls-Californian Fruits' label in one of the pictures. The lid was produced by Reco-plast of Great Yarmouth which is moulded to the inside of the lid (please see all photos)
Jar Maker - Unknown
Stamps - Moulded with details as mentioned above
Type - Shop
Circa - 1930s
Construction - Glass/Bakelite
Country of Origin - England
Dimensions - 10.5" in height (5" square)
Weight - 1655 gram
Condition - Excellent Used Condition (Please see all Photos)
Other Interesting Points -
Brief History of Hall's
Halls' is arguably most famous for it's popular mentholated cough drop sweet. Hall's was established in 1893 by the Hall Brothers in Whitefield, Manchester. The sweet factory in Stanley Road produced a wide range of confectionery including boiled sweet, chocolates and "State" Toffee, though it was not until the 1930s that production of Halls cough drops would come about. Unfortunately in the early 1960s the business was struck by disaster, when a large fire tore through the factory. In 1964 Warner-Lambert was to acquire Hall's and the factory was re-built and re-opened, continuing operations until the late 1980s when production was ceased. The building was knocked down and the land is now occupied by a Morrison's supermarket car park. Hall's the brand...well that is still going strong and currently owned by a subsidiary of Cadbury's.
Taken from an Old Hall's Toffee Advert -
Why HALL’s “STATE” TOFFEE should be bought
Good health is the poor man’s capital and it is important that parents should take a keen interest in what their children eat. Example is always Better than precept; acquire the “State” Toffee Habit for your own good and your offspring will follow your example with advantage to everybody concerned.
The way to begin eating good Toffee is to begin eating Hall’s “State”.
HALL BROTHERS(WHITEFIELD)LTD THE “STATE” CONFECTIONERY WORKS WHITEFIELD NEAR MANCHESTER
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