I thought glass jars were for liquids or gels (in consmetics--I know this isn't--it might be face cream, etc.), wouldn't it make more sense and be less breakage to pack parts in a box or sack?
They were in glass jars so the mechanic could see quickly what he was looking for. A lot of the other ignition parts companies used tins that required opening each one to verify the contents, Standard Ignition made it easier.
I knew tins were in use and cardboard was being used by the late 1800's is why I was wondering about that. It makes a lot of sense as a selling point for the mechanic, or even a store customer who needs one part, to see the contents!
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when i was first collecting i bought one of these jars and thought the same thing ,that it was from standard oil co..but then found out that is wasn`t but i didn`t have anyone then to help like this site..i have many of them now for small parts...alan
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