The Beaded Crosstie salt shaker now has a "pedigree".
When the first Northwood book, "The Early Years" was
written, it was speculated that this shaker was
probably a Northwood product. This was based upon
color attribution. The only shakers known in cased
green glass were products of Northwood, e.g.
Northwood's Cactus and Quilted Phlox. Beaded Crosstie
was also known in cased green. A shaker in cased pink
has just been found which strongly supports this
assumption. The Northwood cased pink is frequently
found in a "muddy" (pale or washed out) pink color.
(I doubt Harry would appreciate this color description).
This shaker is of the same color. It would be hard
to assume that another maker issued a color so close
to the Northwood color. Although it is not a positive
proof, it certainly is a strong indication, prior to
finding a catalog reprint. It was speculated that the
Cactus shaker was a Northwood product based upon similar
associations, later to find the catalog reprint. The
photos on this page support the above discussion.