History of Muth Jars...cool it's from my neck of the woods. Also, friends of mine are antique local jar collectors, I'll ask them about Muth. I doubt they collect Muth, but they'll know who does if anyone is interested.
Southwest Ohio has a unique place in beekeeping history. The inventor of the modern movable frame beehive, Lorenzo Langstroth, was from Philadelphia, but he moved to Oxford in 1858 after his brother-in-law gave him property there. The home where he lived for 28 years and where he researched and bred Italian honey bees was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1982, and it is now the home of Miami University's Center for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and University Assessment. This Dec. 25 marks the bicentennial of Langstroth's birth.
Charles Muth of Cincinnati, one of the biggest sellers of honey in the country in the 19th century, was a close friend of Langstroth. Muth had a large apiary consisting of between 26 and 40 Langstroth hives on the roof of his beekeeping supply store on Central Avenue. He sold his honey in squarish glass jars stopped with cork, now called Muth jars.