Exceptional large 1890's stoneware crock from the Appleby & Helme Company, 133 Water St Cor. Rare to find this 10 3/4 inch high stoneware jar with the name of the company spelled wrong, Appelby & Helme.5 inches across the opening on top and 7 1/4 inches across the bottom. Wonderful dark color with pottery turnings displaying great character. Tobacco Town: The George W. Helme Snuff Mill Written by NJ Historian. Helmetta, New Jersey is facing a crossroads in its history.
Over one hundred years ago, a man by the name of George Washington Helme had a dream to build a community around a factory. In a very short time he accomplished that and built an empire. Today, Helme's red-brick buildings with boarded-up windows and empty floors stand silent, awaiting new life.
The buildings and homes that have withstood the test of time stand as a monument to the ingenuity, perseverance, and foresight Helme possessed for creating a true company town in what was then a rural area of central New Jersey. This item is in the category "Antiques\Primitives". The seller is "thecottagecollection" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.