is now used as a generic term to describe this style of kitchen cabinet.Although Hoosier was the largest manufacturer, there were many companies that manufactured this style of cabinet beginning around the turn of the century and lasting through the depression.With most canister styles there are early (generally pre 1920 and with a more squared off shape) and later versions.
Rather, they tend to blow up in a poof of smoke that leaves me with a black cloud overhead and bleak hopes for finding a mate.
Some manufacturers also included a Cookie/Cracker jar and sometimes a hanging Sugar Jar.
The canisters were primarily manufactured by the Sneath Glass Co. There were five major styles of canisters made by Sneath for Hoosier cabinets, Colonial, Mission, Zipper (originally called Quaker), Triple Skip and Napanee.
Embossed marks were used later to correct this problem.
It would be important to note that this is not always the case, therefore, this is not an accurate way to date some pieces.