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Griffith Laboratories began making these spice sets in 1939 and they were immediately popular, and are now highly collectible. They were originally sold through the home furnishings departments of Marshall Field's, Macy's and other fine stores. Sets were sold in a variety of colors, though the black is quite classy and sophisticated.

This set is in lovely condition. The milkglass is bright white with no chips or cracks to speak of. The front and back labels are still present on each and every one of the jars. And the original rack is included. Nine of the 10 jars still have their metal shaker inserts (Ground Ginger is missing its insert), though a few of them are lodged in place in the mouth of the jar.

In many sets, the front labels are fired on. These, however, feature paper labels on the front, indicating they're probably a very old set, manufactured at the beginning of Griffith's line of spice jars.

Other than doing a gentle cleaning on the exterior, I've left these jars in found condition and not removed any of the spices inside the jars.

A few of the black lids have flaws, mainly in the form of rust. The worst of these (Celery Salt) is shown in detail in the last photo.

Each jar measures approximately 3 1/2" tall and 1 1/2" square at the base. The white plastic rack measures approximately 9" wide and has holes in the back where it can be mounted to the wall. The set includes the following spices:
black pepper
celery salt
garlic salt
ground cinnamon
ground ginger
ground nutmeg
poultry seasoning
roast meat seasoning

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Vintage Griffith's Spice Jars .. Complete Set of 10 with Rack