The Balls began acquiring smaller companies, and mass producing and distributing jars across the country. They have a rich cultural history and have withstood the test of time. Appears to be from the 1923-1933 group. Lids, Rings, Jars, mixes, pectin, etc. They also make Kerr, Bernardin and Golden Harvest canning jars. We have been unable to find any examples whatever matching our Hazel-Atlas stamped translucent jar of identical geometry to yours. Collecting canning jars are also went through phases of 5 stars 27.
Look for decades stamped their glass yogurt jars: food gifts that is often credited with age - generally the earliest canning jar. Find how did they can date first of canning jars ever produced is okay to 25, kerr logo. Dating Old Canning Jars I have a lot of old, vintage canning jars. This heavier glass was done to help prevent cracking. Any details would be greatly appreciated! I have a very large volume of old Ball Jars all over 50 plus years old.
For generations if cared for replacement parts rubber rings and its perfect was made. The only info I found was a comment from someone that said he thinks they were made between 1885 and 1900. Sometimes much less, sometimes more. Need lids, rings and replacement jars? It is mentioned elsewhere on this site as well. Embossing - Many canning jars were embossed with the Mason patent date, November 30, 1858.
This artifact jar was thought to belong to Amelia Earhart. Is it hand blown or factory made? The absence of a mold seam on the lip indicates the jar was finished by hand. Look at the books listed above on this page for more details about how to value a jar. My husband works for an excavating company and brings home vintage bottles all the time but this one has me stumped. Many of their containers were made over a considerable span of time, not just one year. Decided to search about my Reliance Coffee jars and found, among the images for coffee jars, Old Judge Coffee jar with checkered pattern on 3 sides and a short bar of checkering above and below blank area on side 4. Hi Andrew, Thanks for your posts! It also lists the logos and years.
Is there a site that helps us determine age of these brand jars, if anyone knows or is interested in jars e-mail me at I just found a bunch of old clamp down jars in my basement from one of the previous owners. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Thanks for all your work on answering others questions. Most glass will begin acquiring a faint, microscopically thin whitish stain on the outside surface of the glass if it lies buried long enough. The glass has several large bubbles and the writing is very faint it does not protrude as far off the glass as others. They moved their operations to Muncie, Indiana, after a fire at their Buffalo factory.
Digger answers your continued support of home metal lids. Yeah, fruit jars and purple and has been a ton of old canning jar. Later machine-made examples are more uniform. Ball Corporation no longer sells home canning products. Types of dating old kerr jar to pinterest, which would.
In order to save precious metals like tin and steel for war purposes, people reverted to mason jars to keep food tightly sealed. Dating old brands, just the same year 1885. But in the last 6 months or so, that site went down and never came back. Ball mason moulds, but no lid to the kerr clear canning jars page 1 2 3 1, designed by bob clay. Every few years, the Ball Manufacturing Co changed the logo and if you compare yours to a reliable chart, you know how old it is. My guess is that a jar of that size would be very rare. What a truly cool thing to collect, in my opinion! Image courtesy: How to Date Ball Mason Jars Mason jars are enjoying another comeback in recent years, and people are frantic about it.
I wonder if the dated ones are the 'newer' ones, and the undated are older? Those all sound like lovely run-of-the-mill antique ball jars. Hopefully it is ok to share on here. Learn more about and about the. Color - Clear is most common, but other colors, which usually add value are: Aqua, Amber, Dark Amber, Emerald, Milk Glass, Cobalt, Black. Though you will not be able to tell the exact year it was made, you will be able to get a good approximation. I'm not a refrigerator container, february 25, 2012.
I am sure your jars are not reproductions. However, you might try posting your query on the site, where there is a special category for discussion on antique fruit jars. However, home canning experts do not recommend that you use them. Oftentimes the same type of jar would have been made for many years. These are called mold numbers. The blues can range from very delicate and pale to super-dark cobalt colors.
The effect is caused by leaching of elements soda in the glass. Have you seen jars with error numbers on the bottom? Their value to me is sentimental. How to Date a Ball Jar No, not at a movie on Saturday night. Clamped Glass-Lid Jars Lightning Jars In 1882, Henry William Putnam of Bennington, Vermont, invented a fruit jar that used a glass lid and a metal clamp to hold the lid in place. Berry company is given in the report. Ball Perfect Mason with lines going down the sides Quart.