Perry and Wood 1822-1828 Justus Perry needed a partner to help him manage the flint glass works as he could devote little time to the operation due to the various other business's he had in Keen. He chose his brother-in-law John Wood and the alliance was perfect for a few years. Justus Perry was married on Sept 3rd 1822 to Mary Haven Edwards. Then tragedy struck as Justus's wife died after just 4 short years of marriage. Justus was never the same again and the business showed it for on September 1st 1828 the partnership of Perry and Wood disolved and was no more. Just three days later a new firm was established between Justus Perry and his half brother Sumner Wheeler. The new glass works company was called Perry, Wheeler and Company.
The Flask below has the intials P W in the oval shaped sun designed medallion. These initials probably stood for Perry and Wood because the type of coffin ribbed flask was more prominent in the earlier 1800s then in 1830. On the other side the Medallion has the the word KEEN. The flask is a half pint and a pretty light amber olive in color. I acquired this flask from Jeff Noordsy and is one of my nicer flasks in my collection.
Below is a picture of an ad placed by Justus Perry and his brother-in law dissolving the firm on Monday, September 1st, 1828. This ad appeared in the Friday, September 26, 1828 New Hampshire Sentinel Keene, NH. The ad additionally states the new firm Perry & Wheeler was back in business on September 4th.