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I have several jugs that I inherited. Several of which are easily noted as Red Wing by their markings. I just want to know a little about them. I want to be able to date them. I enclose this picture of a 4 gallon jug with a 4" Red Wing. Second picture shows the chip and crack on the rim and handle. Can you tell me the approximate time period that this jug was made? Thank you, Susan Holley,
Answer: Susan, thanks for the nice photo. It is the oval that helps me place a time frame on when your 4 gallon Red Wing jug was produced. Your oval looks to be the number 3 oval which is 2 7/8". This oval dates your jug between 1912 & 1915. Al Kohlman