Getzbest Fruit Jar for Getz Bros of San Francisco

Rare Getzbest Fruit Jar for Getz Bros of San Francisco

Here's another one of Jeff Klingler's rare California fruit jars. This time he's sharing his GETZBEST jar, RB#1105-2, circa late 1920s.

By the triangle IPG mark, we know that this jar was made for the Getz Bros. by the Illinois Pacific Glass Corporation, circa 1926-1930. (Thanks to Alice Creswick and all the other jar historians.) 

The Getz Bros. company is still in business, as the Getz Group, so history on the company was easy to find. And google and ebay turned up some images of vintage ephemera, billheads, labels, etc.

The glass company mark info was documented in a 2005 article in the FOHBC's Bottles and Extras:






From the Getz Group website:
The origins of the company go back to 1852 when Joseph & Max Getz emigrated from Eastern Europe to the United States. They started with a small general store in Northern California by selling local products in and around the San Francisco area. 
Later they started exporting goods to China and other Asian countries. Business expanded and around the turn of the century, Getz opened offices in Shanghai and then Hong Kong and South-East-Asia. In 1917, Getz Bros. & Co. (Singapore), Pte. Ltd. was established as a subsidiary of Getz Bros. & Co., Inc. under the Getz Bros. More followed and now it's major offices cover the whole of the Asia-Pacific region.
Over the years, Getz grew in size and reputation with mergers and acquisitions. New ventures and businesses developed because of growing collaboration with business partners. Today, Getz focuses on several core businesses in international trading, marketing and manufacturing. 


Ads from Singapore newspapers, 1929





Check out The Label Man to buy some vintage GETZBEST paper labels like these:






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