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Object ID 000515

Object Name Shoe nails in jar

Object Desc Clear glass jar with glass lid and metal piece to hold lid in place. Jar is marked "Drey improved ever seal." Jar contains nails used for shoe making.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000490a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Shoes


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Augusta Hart Shoestore Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords footwear,jars,shoe making,shoes,nails,

Title Shoe nails in jar

Description Clear, cylindrical glass jar with glass lid and metal piece to hold lid in place. Marked "drey improved ever seal" Jar contains nails used in shoe making and repair.


Approx Collection Date

Height 5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 3

Circumference 11

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Drey

Maker Details Leo Drey, who pronounced his last name "Dry," was the president of the Schram Manufacturing Company from 1908 until his death in 1920. The company, which had been founded by Henry Schram in 1904, was first known as the Schram Automatic Sealer Company, after its patented jar of the same name that used a side-sealing metal lid.The embossing variations include Drey Ever Seal, Drey Improved Ever Seal, Drey Patíd 1920 Improved Ever Seal, Drey Mason, Drey Perfect Mason and Drey Square Mason. reys can be found with grippers (ribs) on the sides and concentric circles on the base. Ball bought the rights to the grippers from Brockway in 1933, eight years after acquiring Schram. So the Drey jar became Ballís discount line. To keep costs down, they didnít advertise. They didnít want to undercut their Ball line by letting people know that the Drey was made by Ball in Ball plants on the same machines as regular Bal

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY490a-b



Date MAR 8,2013

Summary good

Assessor Katie Wells

Notes glass has some smudges. metal handle rusty. a line and some whitish spots on jar back no cracks.